‘They Have to Start It!’: UW Shooting Suspect Seen In Video Shortly Before Confrontation


Photo by Zenwa Shimabukuro

The suspect’s Samsung has been cleared of data, but police are looking through video from others’ phones for clues to what happened Jan. 20 in Red Square. A video appears to capture the UW shooting suspects, heatedly talking the night of the shooting … “They have to start it! They have to start it,” he yells…

Via Seattle Weekly

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Suspected Red Square shooter is a UW student

Editorial note: due to concerns from UWPD, portions of this article originally posted on 2/1/17 have been updated.  After briefly removing the article to ensure accuracy, minor corrections were made pertaining to how the RCW and WAC work in this case. In addition, the original posting quoted UWPD as saying “the Student Conduct Code office has been notified;” this statement has been removed. Some additional reporting has been added.

Though investigations are still ongoing, it has been verified that the male suspected shooter from the Jan. 20 Milo Yiannopoulos event and protests is an undergraduate senior at the University of Washington (UW), age 29. This is the same suspect who turned himself in the night of the shooting and was released within a few hours.

Via South Seattle Emerald

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