Phoenix Native Among Students Shot at Seattle Pacific University
One of the students shot yesterday at Seattle Pacific University is from the Phoenix area.
Sarah Williams was in critical condition after five hours of surgery, according to a local news report.
Williams went to Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix.
According to a statement from Seattle PD, the alleged shooter, 26-year-old Aaron Ybarra, also shot two other students, killing one. The other student was hospitalized in stable condition.
"The suspect fired several rounds from a shotgun and began reloading his weapon when a student building monitor heroically intervened," the statement says. "The monitor, a man in his 20s, pepper sprayed the suspect before tackling him to the ground. Several bystanders also seized upon the suspect--who was also carrying a knife and additional ammunition--and took his gun."
Ybarra was not a student at the school.
"So far, police have not found any connection between the suspect, Seattle Pacific University or any of the victims," according to Seattle PD. "Detectives are searching additional locations for evidence in the case, and plan to book the suspect into the King County Jail for Investigation of murder."
Got a tip? Send it to: Matthew Hendley.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Phoenix New Times' biggest stories.
- Mesa Police Kill Woman During Asperger Meltdown
Wed., Feb. 10, 7:30pm
Thu., Feb. 11, 8:00am
Fri., Feb. 12, 7:00pm
Mon., Feb. 15, 7:00pm
- Troublemaking Teens Busted in Tempe Car Shootings
- Joe Arpaio's Headless Horse to Be Buried; Horse Group Picks Fight with State...