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Shooting suspect Ian Lee Stawicki's father apologized to the families of the victims in the shooting in Seattle.
Seattle shooting suspect Ian Lee Stawicki's father apologized to the families of the victims on Thursday, according to the Associated Press. Stawicki allegedly opened fire in a Seattle cafe before turning the gun on himself on Wednesday.
Walter Stawicki, the 40-year-old shooter's father, said, "The first thing I can say, and it doesn't go very far at this point, is I'm so sorry," according to the AP. "It sounds so trite, that I feel their grief ... I just hope they understand he wasn't a monster out to kill people."
Though authorities have not publicly named the gunman, The Seattle Times identified him as Stawicki, citing police sources.
The shooter opened fire around 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Cafe Racer, killing four patrons, before shooting another woman in a carjacking. Stawicki reportedly shot himself as police closed in, said the AP.
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Stawicki shot himself about a mile to a mile and a half from where he left the stolen car, said the police.
Ian's brother, Andrew Stawicki, reportedly said his girlfriend said the shooter was acting "kind of crazy" on Wednesday morning, and she would not let him have a car, according to ABC News.
The victims included Joe "Vito" Albanese, 52, Drew Keriakedes, 45, Donald Largen, 57, Kimberly Layfield, 38, at the cafe and Gloria Leonidas in a parking lot where Stawicki stole her SUV. Leonard Meuse, a chef at the cafe, was shot in the jaw and armpit but was expected to recover, according to The Seattle Times.
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Stawicki's father said, "When you knew him and he liked you, he was the best friend you could have. He was an old-fashioned gentleman," according to the AP. "But when he was having bad days, he scared people."