Seattle, already beset with a wave of gun violence, had another major episode yesterday when Ian Stawicki, 40, killed four people at a cafe and a fifth in a parking lot before police found him on a sidewalk four hours later and he shot himself fatally in the head, the Seattle Times reports. Mayor Mike McGinn was asked at a news conference, “Mayor, what is going on?”
Andrew Stawicki said that in recent years, his brother had been mentally ill and “angry. He was really angry toward everything.” The brother added, “someone like that is so stubborn you can’t talk to him. It’s no surprise to me this happened. We could see this coming. Nothing good is going to come with that much anger inside of you.” Andrew Stawicki said their family long hoped Ian would go to mental-health treatment or take medication to keep his moods in balance.