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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

November 8, 2013 at 4:40 PM

Inquest ordered in case of man slain after he shot Metro driver

King County Executive Dow Constantine has ordered an inquest into the fatal shooting of a man killed by Seattle police in August after he shot and wounded a Metro bus driver.

Martin Anwar Duckworth, 31, described as a street criminal with a history of drug offenses and mental-health problems, attacked the driver, DeLoy Dupuis, on Aug. 12.

Police say the man shot Dupuis after boarding the bus in the 1300 block of Third Avenue in downtown Seattle. Duckworth then tried to carjack a delivery truck and a car before boarding a second bus and raising his gun and pointing it at officers, according to a news release sent out by Constantine’s office.

Police fired several rounds, fatally wounding Duckworth.

On his Facebook page, Duckworth had described himself as a self-employed barber.

King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg recommended the inquest after his office reviewed investigative materials.

Inquests are fact-finding hearings conducted before a six-member jury and are routinely called to determine causes and circumstances of any death involving a member a King County law-enforcement agency.

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