5. Dane Gallion was Afraid of Mass Shootings“He told some people he’d taken the gun out because he was concerned about the possibility of mass shootings there,” Detective Robert Onishi said Saturday.
4. He took Xanax and drank beer before the moviePrior to seeing the movie, Gallion, 29, who told police he'd taken Xanax and a drank a 22-ounce beer before the movie. In addition, he did not have a legal concealed weapons permit. “Preliminary accounts indicate that an intoxicated suspect entered one of the theaters and was fumbling with a handgun he had in his possession when it went off, striking another patron seated in front of him,” Renton Police said in a statement.
3. The victim is still recoveringGallion's victim, Michelle Mallari, 40, is being treated at Harborview Medical Center, and was stable as of Saturday, according to reports.
2. Dane Gallion gave three different accounts of what happenedThe Times reports that the police were given three different explanations for the shooting:
The suspect’s father, Donald Gallion, had called the police saying that his son had returned home “extremely upset,” claiming that the gun had fallen out of his pocket and gone off.
The suspect then told the arresting officer that another moviegoer reached for his crotch and that’s when he accidentally fired the gun. Gallion said he fled the theater immediately afterwards because he didn’t want to appear as a mass shooter.
Finally, at the police station, he told another officer that a man was bothering him but wouldn’t go into the details. Gallion alleged that the gun accidentally went off and scared him, prompting him to leave; the suspect denied having handled the gun. The officer wrote in the report that he didn’t notice any powder burns or injuries on Gallion.Gallion was arrested on Thursday night and was charged with third degree assault. A judge set a bail at only $25,000. “From having talked to him, it seems he didn’t have any intent to shoot anybody,” Detective Onishi said.