Man shot by Seattle police dies

Man shot by Seattle police dies
The scene of Tuesday's officer-involved shooting in Greenwood.

SEATTLE -- The man shot by police officers during a domestic-violence situation Tuesday night in Greenwood has died of his injuries, according to the Seattle Police Department. He had a history of mental illness and was previously convicted of attempting to rape a jogger in Carkeek Park near where he was fatally shot.

Police were called to a house in the 10100 block of Fourth Avenue Northwest where 21-year-old Jack Keewatinawin was allegedly holding his father hostage at knife point.

According to police, Keewatinawin fled after being hit with a Taser and officers chased him to where he was hiding behind a car.

"As officers were approaching, he reached in like he was grabbing for something," SPD's Mark Jamieson said. "Officers did not know if he had a weapon. He came out with a very large piece of metal, which he raised above his head toward the officers. At that point officers were forced to fire their duty weapons, and the man was struck."

Keewatinawin later died of his injuries at Harborview. The three officers involved in the shooting are on administrative leave, as is standard practice for SPD.
Jack Keewatinawin

Keewatinawin had a history of mental illness, including schizophrenia, and was a convicted level II sex offender. At the time of the shooting, he had a warrant out for him for failing to report to the Department of Corrections, according to documents.

In 2011, Keewatinawin attacked a jogger in Carkeek Park with the intent of raping her. She was able to fight him off and call 911.

Following the attack, Keewatinawin called police himself and admitted to the attack, saying he was high and thought the woman was a "marijuana goddess."

Officers traced the call to Keewatinawin and he was arrested and later convicted.

This was the second officer-involved shooting in Seattle this year. The first took place at the Twilight Exit in January.