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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Pregnant mother of 4 shot and killed by Seattle police after she confronted officers with a knife

On Sunday, a pregnant mother of four  identified as 30-year-old Charleena Lyles was shot and killed by Seattle police after she confronted officers with a knife. 
Police Sgt. Mark Jamieson said two officers went to Lyles' address after she called to report a burglary. "We were here to meet with one of the residents. Typically, that would be a one-officer call, but there was some information in the system, officers had dealt with this particular unit, this particular caller just recently. There was some hazard information so that prompted a second officer to respond. She started talking all crazy about how the officers weren't going to leave and she had a pair of scissors," one officer says." Jamieson said.

According to King County jail records, Lyles was arrested and charged with obstruction of a public officer and harassment of a law enforcement officer on June 5. She was released conditionally June 14.

On the dashcam audio of Sunday's incident, officers can be heard greeting Lyles and asking questions about the burglary report.

She tells them she left her door unlocked while she went to the store and that while she was out her Xbox was stolen. A child is heard making noises in the background. The officers ask Lyles if she knew who the suspect could be. She says she has no idea. They take down her contact information and confirm what was stolen. 

Seconds later, a commotion is heard. a child cries and Lyles curses at the officers. Officers shout "get back" repeatedly. Shots are heard. Then the dashcam audio ends.

Jamieson confirms that that at some point after Lyles armed herself with a knife both officers "had to fire their service weapons." He however didn't confirm if any children witnessed the shooting but said there were three children in the apartment at the time of the shooting. "They are unharmed, they are being taken care of right now," he said.

20 comments:

GALORE said...

What a sad news


Mad police everywhere



@Galore

Alloy Chikezie said...

So sad.

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NaijaDeltaBabe said...

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Hrm paul said...

U fire ur service revolver on a pregnant woman who has only pair of scissors wat happened to rule of engagement which states u don't fire until fired upon wat happened to shooting on d leg or disarming her.This woman was executed pure and and simple

Hrm paul said...

U fire ur service revolver on a pregnant woman who has only pair of scissors wat happened to rule of engagement which states u don't fire until fired upon wat happened to shooting on d leg or disarming her.This woman was executed pure and and simple

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okafor richard said...

So they couldn't shot her in the leg? Or over power her....or even shot warning shot....they just killed her just like dt???

okafor richard said...

If she ws white they wil definitely not shot her....they wil leave and come back to arreest her

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

So they couldn't shoot her in the leg or hand to disarm her they had to kill her cos she's black


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sheezee said...

Them for no shoot her. Sad

Babafemora said...

Linda, this story doesn't add-up.You mean the officers could not handle a pregnant woman wielding a knife and had to shoot her dead not even to demobilize her? God will surely judge this case.

SHEARER VINCENT AZIH said...

They are useless, don't they have teasers? Because she is black.... Someone that was with only a knife

Junia O said...

Hmm how can u take the life of a woman who's holding just a knife. There's more 2 it

Bernice said...

so basically she calls police for help and the police who are most definitely white so

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much feared for her life that they shot a woman that they could have used tasers on.

daniel ubong said...

All this are mental stress,why attacking the officer with knife!it's a pity.

Anonymous said...

Hmm, so two policemen armed with guns feel the need to kill a pregnant woman with a knife.Don't they teach police how to restrain people anymore or only how to shoot them?

Anonymous said...

Even if she was holding a toothpick, they will still kill her. American police are serial killers

Olu Ogunyinka said...

This police are wicked and untrained.the lady was pregnant,they can't tase her,no runner bullet,no training to disarm her!
Haba this is racist.

SALOME PINNOCK said...

THE EVIL THAT MEN DO, LIVES WITH AND AFTER THEM. THE WHITES ARE ONLY INTERESTED IN USING THE WHITES AS OBTAINABLE DURING THE SLAVE TRADE! IF SHE'S A MENTALLY DERAILED WHITE WOMAN, THEY WOULDN'T HAVE KILLED HER. THE WOMAN WAS JUST IN AN EMOTIONAL TRAUMA, THAT'S ALL! SO THEY MEAN TO TELL ME THAT, THEY CAN'T FIRE ON THE HAND WITH WHICH SHE WAS HOLDING THE SCISSORS? NOT ON THE LEG; BUT AT A POINT THAT WILL KILL HER JUST ON THE SPOT? NOTHING GOES FOR NOTHING! HE THAT KILLS BY THE SWORD SHALL DIE BY THE SWORD! AND WHATSOEVER A MAN SOWETH, THAT SHALL HE ALSO REAP!

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm I'm overwhelmed withave the evils in this world.SMH. poor woman,pregnant for that matter, holding a knife and they have to kill her.American police re Racist Cowards.Idiots, bigots.And in their stupid American movies they'l be acting like hero's. Common pregnant woman they cannot disarm her,then they'l be acting fake movies jumping from 100 floor buildings without scratch. Nonsense.

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