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BURIEN, Wash. (AP) — King County Executive Dow Constantine has ordered an inquest into the fatal shooting by police of a 39-year-old Burien man in May.

Cayce DiTullio died in a confrontation with King County sheriff’s deputies following a 5-mile car chase that ended near his home in Burien.

The sheriff’s office said DiTullio got out of his pickup truck and pulled out an assault rifle. A deputy shot him several times. DiTullio died at the scene.

Constantine’s office says the purpose of inquests is to determine the causes and circumstances of any death involving a member of law enforcement while performing his or her duty.