A concealed carry permit holder in liberal Seattle.
A woman who was in critical condition following a stabbing at the Seattle Center on Friday evening has died.
Gabrielle Maria Garcia, who was in her 30s, was stabbed several times, Seattle Police said, at the MOD Pizza inside The Armory, which houses restaurants, the Seattle Children’s Museum and hosts plays by the Seattle Shakespeare theater company.
Police said the suspect is in custody and the woman was taken to Harborview Hospital with life-threatening injuries. A Harborview spokesperson, Susan Gregg, said the woman passed away. A second person was taken to Harborview in stable condition. It’s unclear how that person was hurt.
The suspect, David Lee Morris, was booked into the King County Jail on for investigation of domestic violence homicide.
Right after the stabbing, Morris allegedly left the building. A bystander with a concealed-carry permit pulled his gun on Morris. Another witness recorded the confrontation.
“I have a concealed weapons license so. He was just walking away calmly. I pulled out my firearm and he refused – he kept moving towards me. He said, ‘shoot me, shoot me. I killed the only girl I ever loved…I don’t have anything left.’ Someone maced him. A minute or two later the police arrived,” said Scott Brown, the man who pointed the handgun.
Brown works at Skillet Seattle Center and came in on his day off to say hi to friends, but he was in the right place at the right time to stop a terrible situation from things from getting worse.
“I got next to him and I pulled out my gun and stepped in front of him, as soon as he saw that I had a firearm he started trying to convince me to shoot him,” said Brown. “He just kept trying to convince me to shoot him, and I didn’t want to shoot him.”
Brown tried to keep a safe distance with the attacker until another man pepper sprayed the man and police arrived.
His actions have earned him praise from his General Manager.
“Just an everyday hero,” said Mike Carter with Skillet.
Brown said that’s why he’s a concealed carry permit—to protect himself and the people around him.