On June 5, 2014, 27-year-old Aaron Ybarra walked into the Seattle school’s campus with a firearm and killed one student and injured two others — the video shows him walking into the college's Otto Miller Hall looked for more victims.
While Ybarra turns his head down to reload the double-barreled firearm, Seattle Pacific University student Jon Meis swiftly emerges from a nearby room and sprays the gunman with pepper spray.
Before Ybarra could cause more bloodshed, Meis rips the weapon out of his hand and scurries away.
Seconds later, Ybarra reaches for what cops later say is a hunting knife he intended to use to commit suicide. Meis yet again springs from a nearby room and detains the shooter until another man arrives and kicks the blade out of reach.
Ybarra told investigators that he was inspired by and identified with the Columbine shooters and said he hoped to kill more people, according to videos of his interview with detectives.
The Mountlake Terrace native carefully planned the attack and selected the small Christian college. He had no connections with the school.
Ybarra was charged with one count of premeditated first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count of second-degree assault.
He is schedule in September and intends to pursue an insanity defense.
Jon Meis is a normal average person you like you and I. When, lives were on the line he thought ONLY of saving others.
YOU can be just like him, a HERO.
When the time comes stand up and fight! HERO'S come in all sizes, both men and women, young and old.
Don't cower in the corner waiting for the inevitable gun blast to the head. Stand up, FIGHT!