Inquest ordered in fatal Seattle shooting

SEATTLE — The King County executive has ordered an inquest into a fatal February shooting by Seattle police.

Executive Dow Constantine’s office said Monday that King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg recommended the inquest after his office reviewed a Seattle Police Department investigation into the death of Jack Sun Keewatinawin, 21.

The young man was killed Feb. 26 after police responded to calls about a man holding his father hostage with a knife. Police said the man brandished a piece of rebar and approached an officer who had slipped on wet ground. Three officers fired, hitting the young man several times.

Inquests are fact-finding hearings conducted before a six-member jury.

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