News A Tragic Year For One Seattle Family
posted by December 28 at 15:19 PMon
On Christmas Day, the state patrol received over one hundred 911 calls about a man running across I-5, near Federal Way, whipping passing cars with his belt. Police arrived and, according to reports, tasered Aaron Larson, 28, to no effect before he was shot and killed by an officer.
This summer, I wrote about Buchert and within days of my story going to print, I received a call from her sonóand Aaron Larson’s younger brotheróDanny, 26. In June, Danny told me about a series of tragic events that had led to his mother’s death. He said that his mother had been in and out of the hospital, in jail, and eventually thrown out of her home by her husband, before she was found dead in a Lake City man’s bathtub.
Earlier this month I remembered my conversation with Danny, and one of the first regrets I wrote for this year was about my flippant coverage of Buchert’s death. Now, it appears that Danny was at the scene when his brother Aaron was killed by police last Tuesday.
Aaron Larson is survived by five siblings, age 26, 25, 16,15 and 11. Again, I’d like to offer my sincerest condolences to his family.