Father of Café Racer shooter calls for better mental health care

Father of Café Racer shooter calls for better mental health care
SEATTLE -- Walt Stawicki lives in a world of loss, yet still sometimes swears he sees Ian.

"He's not gonna show up, he's not gonna show up. It's always going to hurt when he's not here," he said.

Stawicki had total loss of control as he helplessly watched the video of a cafe turned crime scene in May. Five murders caused by his son, Ian.

And a sixth death, too, when Ian took his own life after the Café Racer shooting. Now after a week of helplessly watching more deaths, Stawicki wants a change.

"It is just to the point -- we've had enough," he said.

Stawicki says to stop what was done in Connecticut, and what was done in the U-district, tighter gun control isn't the only answer.

"We have to have a social solution for it," he said.

Stawicki tried to get his son help by going to agencies and nearly to the courts for assistance. He wants politicians to focus on the social and emotional growth of children and young adults.

Stawicki wants an honest and potentially painful conversation about mental health. He says weapons won't matter if people can't get the real help they need.

"If somebody wants to kill with 30 rounds in his magazine, he'll do it with 20 in it or he will learn how to do it with five round legal hunting clips," Stawicki said.