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July 11, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Police release 911 recordings from SPU shooting

Seattle police this morning released a series of 911 calls recorded when a gunman stormed the Seattle Pacific University campus last month and shot three people, killing one. The calls, which were released after The Seattle Times and other media filed public disclosure requests, are only a portion of the emergency calls recorded during…

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June 9, 2014 at 9:26 AM

SPU hero’s first statement credits ‘God’s grace’

In his first public statement since Thursday’s shootings at Seattle Pacific University, acclaimed hero Jon Meis today credited “God’s grace” for his actions in subduing the gunman, and asked that people send further donations not to him, but to the victims through the university. Meis, 22, who has declined interview requests since the shootings, issued a statement through SPU saying he finds his…

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June 6, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Suspect in SPU shootings ordered held without bail

A judge this afternoon ordered Aaron Rey Ybarra held without bail on investigation of first-degree murder and first-degree assault in connection with the shootings yesterday at Seattle Pacific University. Ybarra appeared in the King County Jail courtroom but didn’t say anything during the brief hearing. Ybarra was ordered held without bail after the prosecution argued that the sheer “propensity…

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June 6, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Attorney: SPU shooting suspect ‘very remorseful’

The attorney for Aaron Rey Ybarra, the 26-year-old suspect in the shootings at Seattle Pacific University on Thursday, said her client was “very remorseful.” “Mr. Ybarra has longstanding mental-health issues that were in play yesterday,” public defender Ramona Brandes said today. “He is feeling very remorseful about the pain he has caused these families and these…

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June 6, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Report: SPU suspect ‘wanted to hurt himself and others’ in 2010

Aaron Rey Ybarra, the 26-year-old suspect in the shootings that left one man dead at Seattle Pacific University on Thursday, called 911 in a rage in 2010, saying he “wanted to hurt himself and others,” according to a police report obtained by The Seattle Times. Officers from the Mountlake Terrace Police Department found that Ybarra was…

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June 5, 2014 at 6:20 PM

Times analysis: Violent crime rare in Seattle Pacific University area

By Justin Mayo Violent crime is rare in the Seattle Pacific University area, according to a Seattle Times analysis.  Over the past four years, Seattle Police recorded only 14 violent crimes, which is slightly more than three incidents a year. Police counted seven threats, six assaults and one robbery during that period. Of the 252 incidents in the area,…

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June 5, 2014 at 3:35 PM

The breaking account of the shooting at Seattle Pacific University

For further updates, read the full story here. (We’ve stopped adding developments to this blog post for now.) Related: On or near the SPU campus? Tell us what you’re seeing. Update at 5:35 p.m.: Seattle police Capt. Chris Fowler, during a media briefing, said the gunman walked into SPU’s Otto Miller Hall and shot three people…

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April 10, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Seattle Pacific University names new president

Daniel J. Martin, the president of a Christian liberal arts university in central Ohio, has been chosen to become the 10th president of Seattle Pacific University, succeeding Philip Eaton, who is retiring. Martin is president of Mount Vernon Nazarene University, a 2,500-student university in Ohio. He will take over as president of SPU July 1. “What is most inspiring…

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December 10, 2011 at 10:25 AM

The Morning Memo/Saturday: Pedestrians hit by car, fatality in house fire, water rescue

Weather: Light rain and chilly through the weekend. Good time to stay inside and sip a cup of hot cocoa. The details. Speaking of staying inside, if you slept in this morning and missed the lunar eclipse, just check out our photos of the moon: Clouds part of a view of the total…

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