Mayor in Seattle calls officer shooting of Native man an 'injustice'
Several hundred people held a march in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday to protest the police shooting of John T. Williams, who was a traditional woodcarver.

The group started at the intersection where Williams, 50, was shot and killed on August 30. They marched to City Hall, where they met with Mayor Mike McGinn.

"We all know the shooting of John Williams was a tragedy," McGinn told the crowd, The Seattle Times reported.

Williams, who was a member of the Dididaht First Nation of British Columbia, was often seen around Seattle with his wood carving knife. He was carrying a knife and some wood when he was fatally shot by an officer who did not call for backup.

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Mayor meets with protesters over carver's fatal shooting (The Seattle Times 9/17)
Hundreds protest police shooting of Native American carver (The Seattle Post-Intelligencer 9/17)