The Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct honored Steven Anderson on Tuesday night for his actions during January’s shooting at the Twilight Exit.
Anderson assisted bouncer Gregg McCormick after he had been shot by the suspect during the January 27 incident. The EMTs on the scene said Anderson’s quick thinking
saved McCormick’s life.
Anderson was parking his scooter when the suspect shot McCormick. Anderson ran down the alley, where he saw McCormick lying on the ground. Anderson called 911 and then administered First Aid to McCormick, applying pressure to the wound while waiting for first responders.
The incident started when the gunman argued with his ex-girlfriend inside the bar. The gunman shot the woman after shooting McCormick, who had tried to intervene. When the gunman exited the bar, police contacted him and told him to drop his gun. He lifted the gun and fired one shot at officers, police said. Officers then returned fire, striking him.
Medics declared the suspect dead on arrival. The two victims were transported to the hospital, and both have recovered from their injuries.