Friday, 30 November 1979

Univ of Washington

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Roger Cutsinger, 21, fatally shot his roommate and lover, Larry Duerkson, hoping to collect $500,000 from Duerkson's life insurance policy in which Cutsinger was named beneficiary. Duerkson, a University of Washington library employee, was walking between Parrington Hall and the Henry Art Gallery when Cutsinger shot him. Cutsinger was later convicted of first-degree murder.

Additional Info

  • Type of Incident: Shooting
  • Source: Wiki-Post secondary School Attacks
  • Deaths: 1
  • Injuries: 0
  • City: Seattle
  • State: Washington
  • Facility Type: Higher Education
  • Facility SubType: Post Secondary
  • Perpetrator: Roger Cutsinger
  • Foiled or Exposed Plots: Yes
  • Perpetrator fate: Arrested
  • Included In 2002 Report: Yes
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