Seattle police officers shot and killed a 30-year-old pregnant woman at her apartment Sunday morning in front of “several children” when the woman “confronted” them with a knife, according to a statement from authorities.
The Seattle Times reported that the woman had called police to report a possible burglary.
At a vigil Sunday night, family identified the woman as Charleena Lyles, according to the Times, and relatives said she had a history of mental health struggles. She was three months pregnant, her family said, and too “tiny” for officers to have felt threatened by her — even if she had a knife.
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Seattle police fatally shoot pregnant woman who they say confronted officers with a knife