Since yesterday's post more information has been released concerning the school shooting at Armin Jahr Elementary School, and the murder of Washington State Trooper Tony Radulescu (the incidents are unrelated.)
An eight-year-old girl was accidentally shot in her third grade class when a classmate slammed
his backpack on his desk, discharging the weapon he carried in the backpack. The girl's condition is stabilizing, though she faces more surgeries in the future. Things are look good for this little girl! The boy has appeared in court, and been released on bail into the custody of an uncle.
In the matter of the slaying of Trooper Tony Radulescu, the primary suspect, Joshua Jearl Blake, shot and killed himself when SWAT was spotted staging near his hideout. To interject a personal note, seems Blake had no interest in cop killing when the officers involved were ready for him. Not surprised he took the cowardly exit when he engaged in a cowardly attack. I wish the family and friends of Trooper Radulescu were allowed a trial to aid in their recovery. South Kitsap County is a small community, so when an officer dies in the line of duty the degrees of separation range from one degree to three. I have heard nothing but praise for Trooper Radulescu.
Gorst has been rather active these past couple of days. This morning's cup of coffee was poured to the sound of circling helicopters. Initial thoughts ran to concerns of another felony gunman. I was soon to learn we lost a sailor stationed on the USS Ronald Reagan. The sailor drove his SUV into Sinclair Inlet after clipping another vehicle. No other fatalities or injuries have been reported in this incident.
The communities in this slip of Washington State, Gig Harbor to Silverdale, are closely knit together. With any luck the next few days will be tragedy free for all of us.
Joshua Jearl Blake AKA Douche Bag
Armin Jahr Shooting Victim
Armin Jahr School Community
USS Ronald Reagan Sailor