Competency hearing set for man charged in fatal bus stop shooting
Sep 19, 2022, 6:48 PM | Updated: Oct 19, 2022, 4:34 pm
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A judge ordered an in-jail competency hearing for a man accused of a deadly bus stop shooting in North Seattle.
Prosecutors said shortly after 12 a.m. Aug. 30, Ira Washington killed a man and took his phone at 145th St. and Aurora Ave. Officers arrived at the E Line bus stop, where they found the victim, Matthew Tripp, on the ground with four gunshot wounds to his back, according to charging papers.
Court documents stated Washington also critically wounded someone else, a 46-year-old man who was taken to Harborview Medical Center for emergency surgery to treat a gunshot wound to the torso.
Washington was eventually arrested on a Metro bus Sept. 1, where police said he was armed with a stolen weapon, a 9mm handgun stored in his waistband.
According to charging documents, Washington is not allowed to legally own a firearm.
Washington was charged with first-degree murder, first-degree assault, and first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. His initial plea is delayed by the in-jail competency hearing.
His bail was set at $5,000,000.