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Wounded bus driver: ‘I feel good to be alive’

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File photo of crime scene (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

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EDGEWOOD, Wash. (AP) — A 64-year-old Seattle transit bus driver shot and wounded by a bus passenger says it’s “good to be alive.”

DeLoy Dupuis (doo-PWEE’) and his wife talked to reporters Tuesday outside their home in Edgewood, Wash., near Tacoma, a day after he was shot in the cheek and arm. Police chased and fatally wounded the gunman after he ran onto another King County Metro bus. The county medical examiner’s office has not yet identified the man.

Police say the gunfire began after Dupuis asked three people who boarded at the back of his bus to come up front and pay Monday morning. Two of them did, but the third person shot the driver twice before running away.

Dupuis’ wife, Shelley Coleman, says her husband was “dodging bullets, literally.” And she adds, “All he could think about was where he could move to get out of range of the gun.”

His wife says he was terrified, but Dupuis mildly describes his experience as “quite an ordeal.”

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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