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Seattle inquest for cop-killer Maurice Clemmons

SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle police officer who shot and killed the man who killed four police officers at a Lakewood coffee shop is testifying before a six-person inquest jury looking into the end of Maurice Clemmons' life.

In calm, even tones, Officer Benjamin L. Kelly described in detail less than one minute in time that started with checking out a stolen vehicle in south Seattle in the early morning hours of Dec. 1.

Kelly saw a man approaching his vehicle and got of the squad car. When the man wearing a hooded sweat shirt lifted his head, Kelly realized it was Clemmons, whom he had been alerted to watch for during his shift. He says he ordered the man to show his hands, saw him appear to reach for a gun and then fired several rounds.

Kelly says Clemmons ran toward a house, while he tried repeatedly to radio for help.

An inquest is standard in King County in fatal police shootings and will help the prosecutor decide whether to file a charge. The main question is whether the officer feared for his life when he used deadly force.

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