A man named Lawrence was credited by Seattle police Thursday with perhaps preventing more bloodshed in Wendesday’s deadly shootings at Cafe Racer on Roosevelt Way, but told the Seattle Police Department the hero of the day was a wounded employee who called 911.
The department posted an interview with Lawrence, who asked that his last name not be used, to their blog Thursday afternoon.
Lawrence said he’s been getting his morning coffee at Cafe Racer for years and was sitting inside when gunman Ian Stawicki walked in at about 11 a.m.
“I just threw the frigging stool at him, legs first,” Lawrence said. “My brother died in the World Trade Center. I promised myself [that if something like this ever happened] I would never hide under a table.”