SEATTLE (AP) — Police say the suspect in a shooting at a small Seattle university wanted to kill as many people as possible before killing himself.
A judge found probable cause to hold 26-year-old Aaron Ybarra without bail Friday. The hearing came a day after Ybarra was arrested in the shooting that killed student Paul Lee and wounded two other young people at Seattle Pacific University.
In a statement filed in court, Seattle police wrote that Ybarra admitted to detectives after his arrest that he wanted to kill as many people as possible and then himself.
Instead, police say a student building monitor pepper-sprayed and tackled Ybarra as he reloaded his shotgun.
Ybarra’s attorney says has long had mental health problems and is on suicide watch at the jail.
Other mass shootings in Seattle’s in past
Thursday’s shooting at Seattle Pacific University recalls other mass shootings in Seattle:
— On May 30, 2012, Ian Stawicki pulled out a gun at Cafe Racer and killed four people before killing a 52-year-old woman in a carjacking. Stawicki killed himself a short time later.
— In July 2006, Naveed Haq drove to Seattle from Pasco in eastern Washington, forced his way into the office of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and killed one woman and wounded five others. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
— In March 2006, Kyle Huff killed six young people who invited him to their rented home after a rave earlier in the night. Huff killed himself when confronted by an officer.
— In 1983, 13 people were massacred at the Wah Mee gambling club in the International District. Two men were convicted of murder and a third man was convicted of robbery and assault.