Man in Renton movie theater shooting charged with assault

RENTON — King County prosecutors have charged a 29-year-old man with third-degree assault for allegedly firing a handgun inside a Renton movie theater, injuring a woman seated in front of him.

The Seattle Times reported Dane Gillian of Newcastle was charged Tuesday. Charging documents say Gillian has a concealed-pistol license.

Police said he told them he dropped his gun and it went off Jan. 21 during a showing of “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.” Documents say a woman’s collar bone was shattered by a bullet. She’s reportedly been treated and released from a Seattle hospital.

Police said Gillian told them he had his gun because he feared mass shootings and left the theater after his gun fired, concerned that other moviegoers would think he was a mass-shooting suspect.

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