KIRO 7 goes in-depth and shows police dashcam video released before the weekend of a frantic escape to safety.
King County Metro bus driver Eric Stark is behind the wheel of a bus and is seen running a red light after he was shot in the chest during a violent crime spree that happened in March in Seattle's Lake City neighborhood.
Stark drove dozens of passengers out of harm's way as police moved in on the suspect, just as the situation turned fatal.
The video also shows the suspect taking off in a stolen Prius after police said he shot and killed the driver.
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Twenty-two seconds into the pursuit of the suspect, police found the stolen car after a fatal head-on crash.
Police moved in on the suspect with their guns drawn and arrested the suspect.
Two people were killed, and Stark and Seattle teacher Debbie Judd were injured.
It was just weeks later that Stark shared his story with first responders who helped him, telling them about the moments after he was shot.
"A million thoughts went through my head in the space of about three seconds. But I went down to the right to try to get below the windshield and that's when he shot the second time. And I saw the glass break on that one and I figured where it came through the windshield, if I had been still sitting up in the seat it would have hit me right in the face. So I went down - I figured, well I'm still functioning so we're getting out of here," Stark said.
He eventually stopped about five blocks from where he had been shot and was met by police and medics.
Both Stark and Judd were honored at a summer festival in Lake City by Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan.
Durkan named a day after Stark.
Durkan said, "What they showed our community is strength, that resilience, that love of community."
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