2012 Seattle cafe shooting spree
|2012 Seattle cafe shooting spree|
Exterior of Café Racer
|Date||May 30, 2012
10:57 am (PDT)
|Deaths||6 (including the perpetrator)|
|Perpetrator||Ian Lee Stawicki|
On May 30, 2012, just before 11 am, Ian Lee Stawicki (born September 16, 1971) walked into Café Racer in the University District of Seattle, Washington and opened fire with two .45-caliber handguns, killing four patrons and wounding the café's chef. Half an hour later, he killed another woman in a parking lot next to Town Hall Seattle on First Hill while carjacking her SUV. Later that afternoon, he committed suicide on a sidewalk in West Seattle as police closed in. The perpetrator previously owned six handguns (three 9mm handguns and three .45-caliber handguns), including the Para-Ordnance pistol he used in the shootings.
- Joseph "Meshuguna Joe" Albanese, 52, at Café Racer
- Andrew "Schmootzi the Clod" Keriakedes, 49, at Café Racer
- Kimberly Lynn Layfield, 36, at Café Racer
- Donald Largen, 57, at Café Racer
- Gloria Leonidas, 52, on First Hill
- Leonard Meuse, 46, at Café Racer
Seattle Schools Closure
- Detectives Obtain Photos of North Seattle Homicide Suspect
- "Seattle shootings: day of horror, grief in a shaken city". Seattle Times. May 30, 2012. Retrieved June 2, 2012.
- Seattle shootings suspect shoots himself, police say, CNN, May 30, 2012
- Kirk Johnson, "Gun Violence Wave Challenges Seattle’s Notion of Security", June 2, 2012. Accessed June 10, 2012.
- "Sole survivor of cafe massacre released from the hospital", June 10, 2012. Accessed June 10, 2012.