June 6th, 2014
08:15 PM ET

Man who stopped Seattle shooter hailed as hero as authorities search for motive

The search for a motive is under way in Seattle as investigators continue to question the suspect in the shooting at Seattle Pacific University.

The alleged gunman, Aaron Ybarra, made his first court appearance this afternoon. He's currently being held without bail in connection with the shooting that killed a 19-year-old student and injured two others.

Meanwhile, CNN is learning more about the man being hailed a hero in the aftermath. Twenty-six-year-old Jon Meis was armed with just a canister of pepper spray when he took down the accused shooter as he was reloading a gun.

Kyung Lah is OutFront live in Seattle, Washington with more details on both men.

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