Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Transit Driver Shot in Downtown Seattle By Man Named "Anwar" Duckworth

Transit Driver Shot in Downtown Seattle By Martin Anwar Duckworth --
Transit Driver Shot in Downtown Seattle
tags: timeline 2013, Bus Incidents, shooting cars, suicide attack

casualties: 1 attacker dead, 1 injured
August 12, 2013  Transit Driver Shot in Downtown Seattle By Martin Anwar Duckworth Thirty-one-year-old Martin Anwar Duckworth, shot Metro bus driver Deloy Dupuis in a downtown Seattle bus. Police chased the gunman as he pointed his gun to board another bus. Officers shot him through the windows, and he died of his injuries. Other drivers had seen him pacing and yelling about "War!"

 His middle name "Anwar" is the same as Anwar al-Awlaki, the 9-11 and Fort Hood imam targeted by a drone strike, and Anwar Sadat, president of Egypt assassinated by militant Islamists but no connection has been made to his middle name (Arabic) ethnicity (black) or religion (unknown)

Timeline:  On March 21, 2013, an eyewitness shot cellphone video of an injured man moaning while lying on a street in Seattle's Pioneer Square. That man was Duckworth, who had just been shot in the face.  Eyewitnesses told KIRO 7 that, after being shot, Duckworth tried to get into passing cars and a Metro bus.  "He was scared, you could tell," James Henderson said at the time. "He thought he was going to die." After being treated at Harborview Medical Center on March 21, Duckworth was booked into the downtown Seattle jail on an outstanding warrant for failing to report to his Department of Corrections supervision officer after a 2011 drug conviction.

Facts


  • Anti-gun How long will it be before gun prohibitionists exploit slain Seattle gunman Martin Anwar Duckworth, fatally shot yesterday by Seattle police
  • Muslim - middle name is "Anwar" as in Anwar al-Awlaki
  • War:  the suspect, who was not part of the group, yelled “war” and started firing.

Topics


.Exploitation

    1. Examiner.com ‎- 22 hours ago Dave Workman 
      How long will it be before gun prohibitionists exploit slain Seattle gunman Martin Anwar Duckworth, fatally shot yesterday by Seattle police just ...


      How long will it be before gun prohibitionists exploit slain Seattle gunman Martin Anwar Duckworth,fatally shot yesterday by Seattle police just minutes after shooting a Metro bus driver, and the fact that he had a handgun despite a record of drug-related crimes?
      There is much irony in this incident, considering the recent flap involving legally-armed bus rider Steve Coffman, whose open-carry incident was discussed by this column, and members of the Open Carry/Washington forum. Coffman rode a bus openly and peaceably carrying a single-action Ruger Blackhawk .41 Magnum, which is legal, and nobody was hurt.
      Radio talk host Lars Larson briefly raised the issue of exploitation while filling in this morning for KVI’s John Carlson. It is a legitimate question, considering that anti-gun Mayor Mike McGinn may be looking for an issue on which to run for re-election. The incident could also become fodder in the campaign to push a 15-page gun control initiative to the Legislature in January.
      The very pro-gun Larson, who hangs his hat in Portland and broadcasts an afternoon show on KVI, did not sound sorry that Duckworth, 31, died from his wounds late yesterday afternoon, hours after he was shot while trying to commandeer a bus. Larson’s opinion is that cops made the right decision to shoot him.
      Duckworth was not a model citizen before he wounded bus driver Deloy Dupuis. No doubt Seattle police are tracing his gun to establish where it came from and how Duckworth got it. The Seattle Times this morning detailed Duckworth’s past, including the drug problems and mental-health issues.
      This column noted yesterday that the Metro bus incident reminded Bellevue gun rights advocate Alan Gottlieb of the questions raised by a former bus driver, fired two decades ago for carrying a gun and electric cattle prod. Metro drivers are not allowed to carry guns, and they are trained to be non-confrontational, even when people refuse to pay their fares.

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    .Updates

    1. Metro bus driver shot in downtown Seattle - Free Republic

      www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3053744/posts?page=19

      2 days ago - ... the suspect, who was not part of the group, yelled “war” and started firing.” ... The man, 31-year-old Martin Anwar Duckworth, then shot and ...
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      1. The Seattle Times ‎- 9 hours ago
        ... in downtown Seattle. Police shot and killed the man, Martin Anwar Duckworth.... “He was strutting back and forth, yelling 'War!' somewhere ...

        Martin Anwar Duckworth, 31, opened fire Monday morning on Dupuis’ Route 27 bus in downtown Seattle.

        Duckworth then led police on a brief chase to a second Metro bus, where he was fatally shot after pointing a revolver at officers at least twice.

        The driver of that bus was described by a Metro official Tuesday as “considerably more traumatized” than Dupuis, although he was not physically injured.

        Dupuis was released from Harborview Medical Center a few hours after the shooting. On Tuesday, his face and arm still bore bandages, and his wife said he wasn’t feeling well

        three people used a rear door to board without paying. Dupuis asked them to pay their fares and two complied.

        The third man, later identified as Duckworth, paced back and forth inside the bus and then assaulted Dupuis. He pulled out a revolver and shot Dupuis at least twice.

        Dupuis told KIRO-TV he was “bobbing and weaving” in an attempt to avoid the gunshots, his seat belt limiting his movement. He recalled screaming, “No, no, no,” he said...


        Duckworth climbed off the bus and made his way to the Route 120 bus, which was stopped for a traffic signal on Seneca Street at Second Avenue.
        According to Jim O’Rourke, Metro operations manager, Duckworth pointed a handgun at the bus driver and yelled, “Open the ... bus!” several times.
        The Metro driver meant to open only the rear door to let passengers escape but inadvertently opened the front door as well, said O’Rourke, based on statements by the unidentified driver and others.
        The driver shut the front door, but Duckworth squeezed through.
        The driver then rushed toward the back, yelled at everyone to get down, and sprawled on the bus floor, O’Rourke said.
        Several passengers fled through the back door but some remained in the seats and in the rear, he said.
        As police surrounded the bus, Duckworth pointed the revolver at them at least twice and ignored orders to drop the handgun. Four officers opened fire, police said
        He was seen ranting before: 
        Duckworth, who has been described as a street criminal, had a history of drug offenses and mental-health problems, according to court records. He was known to other Metro drivers.
         a veteran bus driver, said she saw Duckworth last week, screaming on a Third Avenue sidewalk. 
        “He was strutting back and forth, yelling ‘War!’ somewhere between Union and Pine,” said Averill. “He was yelling at the top of his lungs. It was pretty startling and disturbing.”

      1. The Seattle Times‎ - 11 hours ago


    Thirty-one-year-old Martin Duckworth, the man police sources said shot Metro bus driver Deloy Dupuis, had an extensive criminal history, including a recent violent incident that involved another Metro bus. On March 21, 2013, an eyewitness shot cellphone video of an injured man moaning while lying on a street in Seattle's Pioneer Square. That man was Duckworth, who had just been shot in the face.  Eyewitnesses told KIRO 7 that, after being shot, Duckworth tried to get into passing cars and a Metro bus.  "He was scared, you could tell," James Henderson said at the time. "He thought he was going to die." After being treated at Harborview Medical Center on March 21, Duckworth was booked into the downtown Seattle jail on an outstanding warrant for failing to report to his Department of Corrections supervision officer after a 2011 drug conviction.

    Duckworth had multiple criminal convictions, mostly for drugs and assault. He also had a history of failing to report, using drugs, tampering with his drug tests, and more, all while on DOC supervision. One Community Corrections officer called him a "chronic violator" who "failed to make himself available for supervision on numerous occasions," and because of it, Duckworth "failed to address both his chemical dependency and mental health issues."



    Suspected gunman fatally shot after downtown Seattle bus shootingthat wounded driver
    Washington Post·1 day ago
    SEATTLE — When a 64-year-old transit bus driver saw three people board at the rear of his bus during the Monday morning rush hour in downtown Seattle, he asked…












    When a 64-year-old transit bus driver saw three people board at the rear of his bus during the Monday morning rush hour in downtown Seattle, he asked them to come up front to pay. Two did. The third passenger paced back and forth, then hit the driver and shot him twice before running away, acting Seattle Police Chief Jim Pugel said.Witnesses ran to two off-duty police sergeants who were nearby and told them what had happened. One tended to the wounded driver while the other sergeant and three patrol officers chased the gunman.











    When the armed man ran onto another King County Metro bus carrying about 15 people, officers fired through the windows, fatally wounding him.
    It was all over in less than 10 minutes.

    “This is a rare situation on a Metro bus,” McDonagh said.
    On Nov. 27, 1998, a bus driver was killed when he was shot while driving across the city’s Aurora Bridge. Mark F. McLaughlin, 44, died after the bus smashed through a railing, bounced off an apartment building and crashed to the ground about 50 feet below.
    McLaughlin was shot by passenger Silas Cool, 43, who authorities said committed suicide. The 33 other passengers were hurt, with one dying the next day.

    Washington Post·1 day ago   
    SEATTLE — When a 64-year-old transit bus driver saw three people board at the rear of his bus during the Monday morning rush hour in downtown Seattle, he asked…