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SEATTLE — King County Executive Dow Constantine ordered an inquest Wednesday into the fatal shooting of a 36-year-old man by a Seattle police officer with a rifle on Jan. 20.

The shooting happened in the 2700 block of 1st Avenue South in the Sodo district.

On that day, witnesses called 911 to report an intoxicated man waving a gun around a bus stop.

Police said arriving officers reported the man refused commands to drop his weapon, pointed it at them, and an officer opened fire with a rifle. Police later determined it was a replica handgun.

The man died later at Harborview Medical Center. He was identified as Andrew Law, of Seattle.

King County prosecutor Dan Satterberg recommended the inquest after his office reviewed materials from the Seattle Police Department, which conducted the investigation, Constantine’s office said. in a news release.

seattle oisNo civilians or officers were injured during the incident.

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  • Guest

    How dare the police shoot an armed man. We should protest! They should have sprinkled him with liberal hippy dust to make him fall asleep instead.

  • Andrew

    Has anyone noticed that none of the dirty cops who were beating people and violating rights which initiated and was proven by the federal investigation have been fired? They still all have a badge and none have been charged with the crimes they comitted?

    Has anyone noticed the fraud on the city of Seattle by the police and their union which defrauded us all for a system of accountability hasn't been addressed in any way while you pay all the fines and settlements that followed? We should be suing the Union to make up for the Millions they ciost us all through fraud.

    Its a cycle that repeats every ten years and they get away with it each time. Now we will get another promise of accountability starting-g-g-g-g-g-g-g NOW!

    Its disgusting what this dirty corrupt Seattle police department and their union have gotten away with…AGAIN!

    Seattle…..A city that continues to be held hostage by their police department and their union.

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