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Gunman shoots bus driver

Seattle - A Seattle man is dead after police say he shot a city bus driver and led them on a chase during rush hour Monday.

The suspected gunman allegedly beat and shot the driver after he asked the man to pay the fare.

The gunman then jumped on another bus with 15 people on board. Thats when police shot and killed him.

The driver and two other passengers had only minor injuries.

"He wasn't merely awake and alert, he was in good spirits and joking and he wanted me first to let folks know that he was going to be ok, said Dow Constantine, King Co. Executive. Andhe asked almost immediately how his passengers were. That is an example of the kind of dedicated public servant that we so value here.

Police praised two off-duty officers- and citizens for helping end the situation within 10 minutes.

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Washington Times