Tuesday, July 29, 2014
"SEATTLE, WA — A recently released ex-con shot a Seattle bank guard and himself during a fight Thursday, King County prosecutors now claim.
"Charging documents from last week's Bank of America shooting the Central District say the defendant shot the guard several times with the guard's gun before shooting himself in the face.
"Prosecutors say Arthur Thomas, 24, had been released from jail just two days before the shooting.
"Having been convicted of and wanted for a handful of misdemeanor crimes in several counties, Thomas was reportedly trespassed from the bank by the guard in the past.
"Both Thomas and the guard were sent to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition following Thursday's shooting.
"As of Monday afternon, Thomas was in serious condition in the intensive care unit and the guard had been upgraded to satisfactory condition, hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg said. King County prosecutors filed a first-degree assault charge against Thomas Friday.
"The incident occurred about 11 a.m. Thursday at the Bank of America branch at 2301 South Jackson Street."