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Seattle Police Identify Man Arrested in SPU Shooting

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Police say 26-year-old Aaron R. Ybarra was booked Thursday into the King County Jail for investigation of murder. Police say 26-year-old Aaron R. Ybarra was booked Thursday into the King County Jail for investigation of murder.
UPDATE/SEATTLE, WA - The attorney for a man suspected of killing one student in a shooting rampage at a small Seattle university says he's sorry for the suffering he has caused.
   
Public defender Ramona Brandes says Aaron is on suicide watch at the jail.
   
She says he has longstanding mental health issues and has been treated and medicated in the past, though she did not know his specific diagnoses.
   
Brandes says she'll be exploring those mental-health issues as she moves forward with his case.
   
Ybarra is scheduled to make an initial appearance in a jail courtroom Friday afternoon.
   
Brandes says Ybarra wants to apologize for the "suffering he has caused."

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SEATTLE, WA - Seattle police have identified a man arrested in a shooting at a small university that left one person dead and another critically wounded.

Police say 26-year-old Aaron R. Ybarra was booked Thursday into the King County Jail for investigation of murder in the shooting at Seattle Pacific University.

Police say a man with a shotgun and knife opened fire at a campus building. They say a student building monitor subdued the gunman with pepper spray as he tried to reload. Police say the man under arrest is not a student at the school.

A 19-year-old man died at Harborview Medical Center. A hospital spokeswoman says a 20-year-old woman remains in critical condition after hours of surgery. Another man is hospitalized in satisfactory condition. A fourth person was treated and released.
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