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Suspected gunman dies after Seattle bus shooting

August 13, 2013|By Benjamin Mueller
  • A cyclist rides past a bus in which the driver was shot by a gunman in downtown Seattle.
A cyclist rides past a bus in which the driver was shot by a gunman in downtown… (Ted S. Warren / Associated…)

A gunman who stormed onto a Seattle city bus and shot the driver in a spurt of morning rush-hour violence died after being wounded in a shootout with police, authorities said.

Martin Duckworth, 31, died of gunshot wounds at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Monday, hospital spokeswoman Leila Gray said.

The 67-year-old bus driver had injuries that weren’t believed to be life-threatening, according to a statement from the Seattle Police Department.

The driver was identified by TV station KING 5 as Deloy Dupuis. The station reported that he was released from the hospital on Monday night. Dupuis' sister told the station that he was shot in the cheek and the arm.

The outburst began when Duckworth boarded through the back door of the bus and was asked by the driver to come forward and pay, police said in the statement.

Duckworth then attacked the driver before opening fire on him, police said.

As officers gave chase, Duckworth fled on foot through downtown Seattle, police said. He tried to carjack a motorist before boarding a second bus.

Officers confronted and then shot Duckworth as the driver and passengers on that bus were evacuated, police said.

Two officers were treated for minor injuries, officials said, and a female passenger on the second bus sustained minor bruising as she escaped the vehicle. 


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