Jon Meis is taken from the shooting scene by medics at Seattle Pacific University on Thursday, June 5, 2014 in Seattle. A 19-year-old man was fatally shot and two other young people were wounded after a gunman entered the foyer at Otto Miller Hall on the Seattle Pacific University campus and started shooting Thursday afternoon. When the gunman paused to reload, a student building monitor disarmed him. Meis is the student monitor who is credited with stopping the suspected gunman, Aaron R. Ybarra, 26, by pepper spraying him and tackling him. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Dean Rutz) SEATTLE OUT; USA TODAY OUT; MAGS OUT; TELEVISION OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT TO BOTH THE SEATTLE TIMES AND THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Students helped stop gunman at Seattle university
By MANUEL VALDES and PHUONG LE
| The Associated Press
First Published Jun 06 2014 10:31 am • Last Updated Jun 06 2014 10:31 am
Seattle • Seattle Pacific University has confirmed the identity of the student who stopped a gunman on campus, possibly saving lives.
Jon Meis (MEES’) was acting as a student building monitor Thursday when the gunman entered the foyer at Otto Miller Hall and started shooting. A 19-year-old man was killed and two other young people were wounded.
Police say that as the gunman paused to reload, the 22-year-old Meis pepper-sprayed him and subdued him with the help of others.
One of Meis’ roommates, Ryan Salgado, told The Seattle Times he seemed to be in shock afterward. A spokeswoman at Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center said Friday Meis wasn’t injured, but was suffering from mental anguish and was treated and released on Thursday.
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