Social media website wants to help Seattle shooting hero with wedding gifts

Jon Meis is taken from the scene by medics after a shooting at Seattle Pacific University on Thursday. Meis is the student monitor who is credited with stopping the suspected gunman by pepper spraying him and tackling him. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Joshua Trujillo)
Jon Meis is taken from the scene by medics after a shooting at Seattle Pacific University on Thursday. Meis is the student monitor who is credited with stopping the suspected gunman by pepper spraying him and tackling him. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Joshua Trujillo)

SEATTLE (AP) — Readers of the popular social media website Reddit are being asked to buy wedding gifts for the young man being hailed as a hero after he subdued a gunman who opened fire on a Seattle college campus.

Jon Meis and other students stopped the gunman Thursday at Seattle Pacific University.

A 26-year-old suspect was apprehended following the shooting that left a 19-year-old man dead and two other young people wounded. Police say the quick action by Meis likely saved lives.

The 22-year-old Meis is a dean’s list electrical engineering student and is planning to marry his girlfriend later this month. A post on the Seattle Reddit page says: “This is the wedding registry for the man who subdued the SPU gunman. You know what to do.”

A voice message at a phone listing for his parents’ house asks for privacy and prayers for the family of the man killed.

Jon Meis’ wedding registries on The Knot

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