Brian Gatewood, of Tacoma, holds a memorial to his father, Gary Gatewood, whose death last year was attributed to a shotgun blast to the head. He filed a lawsuit against the city of Renton, later dismissed, over how police handled the investigation of his father’s death. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)
Brian Gatewood, of Tacoma, holds a memorial to his father, Gary Gatewood, whose death last year was attributed to a shotgun blast to the head. He filed a lawsuit against the city of Renton, later dismissed, over how police handled the investigation of his father's death. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

‘So much blood’: Son haunted by questions after Renton police’s ‘shoddy’ investigation of his dad’s death

While the medical examiner's office determined that Gary Gatewood died from a "shotgun blast to the head," it said that, because of the "uncertain circumstances" of the Renton Police Department's investigation, it could not determine if Gatewood was slain, killed himself or died in an accident.

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