SEATTLE — Just one day after a bus driver was shot twice in downtown Seattle, he was miraculously out of the hospital and in good spirits.
“I’m OK physically, I’ll heal really quick,” Dupuis said. “It was quite an ordeal.”
Dupuis’ wife, Shelley Coleman, said her husband has worked at King County Metro for 15 years.
And while the couple had shared concerns about safety on the bus, Coleman actually thought Dupuis would be safer working the day shift. His schedule had just changed after a long stint on the night shift.
And even though Dupuis is OK physically, his wife says her husband will be forever changed.
“It’s affected him,” said Coleman. “I think the words he used this morning, he was terrified, you know. And all he could think about was where he could move to get out of the range of the gun. It was very close to him. It was just inches out of his reach and he was dodging bullets, literally.”
Coleman said Tuesday was busy for her husband with visits to doctors, but he also made a brief appearance at work so he could speak with his co-workers.
When asked if Dupuis would go back to work after all of this, Coleman said they’re not even close to making a decision on that yet.