This pregnant mom was shot dead by the police after she called 911 for help. This pregnant mom was shot dead by the police after she called 911 for help.
Such a sad and unfortunate turn of  event Seattle police are investigating the fatal shooting by two officers of a woman who family members... This pregnant mom was shot dead by the police after she called 911 for help.

Such a sad and unfortunate turn of  event

Seattle police are investigating the fatal shooting by two officers of a woman who family members say was pregnant and struggling with mental health issues.

The officers went to the apartment — where several children were present — after a call Sunday morning about a burglary, police said.

At some point, the woman confronted them with a knife, and both officers shot their weapons, authorities said. The children were not injured, police said.

“The officers immediately performed first aid,” but fire medics arrived and determined she had died, the police department said in a statement Sunday afternoon.

Relatives told The Seattle Times that woman was several months pregnant and had struggled with mental-health issues for the past year.

Police on Monday released a roughly 4-minute dashcam audio of the officers discussing “a safety caution” and a previous encounter with the woman before they reached her fourth-floor apartment in Seattle’s Sand Point neighborhood.

On the audio, the woman can be heard discussing with the officers that there was a break-in. They calmly discuss an X-Box video game console being taken and roughly 15 seconds later, officers could be heard saying “Get back! Get back!” and “We need help” before gunfire erupts. A child’s cry can be heard in the background.

Friends and family held a vigil Sunday night for the woman, whom relatives identified as Charleena Lyles, according to media reports. Some questioned why non-lethal options weren’t used in the case.

“She’s not big at all,” Lyles’ brother Domico Jones told PIX11 sister station Q13 Fox. “If worse came to worse, you’d use a Taser instead of a gun for someone that has three kids inside of her house.”

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray in a statement Sunday called the shooting “a tragedy for all involved.”

“Our historic police reforms, from de-escalation training to civilian-monitored force review, are in place to address such crises. This will be fully investigated,” Murray said.

He added that the investigation will be reviewed by the federal monitoring team supervising the city’s consent decree.

Seattle has been under a 2012 consent decree with the U.S. Justice Department that resolved allegations of unconstitutional policing. Seattle officials agreed to an independent monitor and federal court oversight of the city’s police department after a Justice investigation found Seattle officers routinely used excessive force.

The department said Sunday that though this was a typical burglary report, “two officers were required due to information pertaining to this address that presented an increased risk to officers.”

Seattle Police Det. Mark Jamieson says a woman was shot multiple times by 2 responding officers to burglary call, kids in apartment at time

Source: Pix11

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  • Casha

    2017-06-20 #1 Author

    How unfortunate to be shot pregnant, & in front of your children 😢

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  • Phaina

    2017-06-20 #2 Author

    I really pray for our society as whole because this makes absolutely no sense. It’s sick and it saddens me to even think things like this can happen smh

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  • Santanna

    2017-06-20 #3 Author

    This is just sad prayers to the family 😢

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  • Carmen

    2017-06-20 #4 Author

    Omg my heart ache for her family an kids

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  • Jabria Woods

    2017-06-20 #5 Author

    omg! WOW this is beyond sad…

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  • Atlantis washington

    2017-06-20 #6 Author

    This is so disturbing it’s breaks my heart not only did she loose her life n a child her children gotta go through life without their mother

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  • Kyleigh

    2017-06-20 #7 Author

    The police continue to take our innocent people away an walk away squeaky clean smh rip to those beautiful souls 💯

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  • Tiffany Sanders

    2017-06-20 #8 Author

    This is very sad my prayers are with the family🙏🏽

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  • Simone

    2017-06-20 #9 Author

    This is very sad that when women need help they really turn into the police force to help them and just because a women has a knife in her had she could of been doing som thing with it for her 3 kids. Other precautions should of been used in this case. Now 3 kids have to grow up without a mother.

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  • Essence

    2017-06-20 #10 Author

    Wow this is so sad😭

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  • Jhea Hubbard

    2017-06-21 #11 Author

    This is so sad, prayers for the family.

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  • Gail Brown

    2017-06-21 #12 Author

    Iam so sick of hearing them going down people overall especially with mental illness they need to be fired persecuted cause the endangering the welfare of children’s why not TAS are shoot a leg are arm…..ir have been a better solution to training sad

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  • trina martin

    2017-06-24 #13 Author

    yes they could have taserd her are shot some where to disadvantage her so the weapon could be retrieved not murder her

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