Cops: Pregnant lady shot passed by officers had knife

SEATTLE — A 30-year-old lady who Seattle military contend they shot and killed after she came after officers with a blade has been identified by kin as Charleena Lyles, a Seattle Times reports.

Police orator Detective Mark Jamieson says a lady had called military to news a thievery Sunday morning. CBS associate KIRO reports Lyles was pregnant.

Police tell KIRO they dispatched dual officers to a unit since they knew Lyles, who had a rapist history, and were endangered for a officers’ safety.

As a dual officers responded to a woman’s fourth-floor unit nearby Magnuson Park in northeast Seattle, military contend she came during a officers with a knife. In recently expelled audio of a shooting, officers can be listened yelling “Get back! Get back!” before shots ring out.

The Times reports that both officers dismissed their weapons. The lady was strike mixed times and died only inside a apartment.

Three children who were inside a unit during a time were not harmed and had been taken into protecting custody.

“There’s no reason for her to be shot in front of her babies,” Monika Williams, Lyles’ sister, told KIRO.

Family members tell a Times that a sharpened was nonessential and that competition was a factor. The Seattle Police Department tells a Times that both officers are white.

Lyles’ family pronounced she had a story of mental illness though insisted she wasn’t a threat.

“Why couldn’t they have Tased her? They could have taken her down. we could have taken her down,” Williams told a Times.

No officers were injured.

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