REPORT: Burien Man Accused Of Shooting ‘Wasn’t Even Aiming It At Nobody’
The Seattle P-I is reporting that David Dietrick, 24, of Burien, accused of firing a pistol on a West Seattle-bound Metro bus, has been charged with reckless endangerment and unlawful gun possession.
“I didn’t mean for the gun to go off,” the P-I quotes him as saying. “Look at the hole in the floor of the bus. I wasn’t even aiming it at nobody.”
The P-I continues:
According to charging documents, David Dietrick was aboard the No. 125 bus trying to unload a cocked pistol in his backpack on May 19 when the gun fired. The 9 mm round ricocheted off the rear door, then hit another passenger in the leg.
It didn’t cause a signficant injury.
King County prosecutors contend Dietrick, 24, had been in a fight outside the McDonald’s restaurant at Third Avenue and Pine Street shortly before the shooting.
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