Auburn Police Department Washington
Muckleshoot Tribal Police Department - King County Washington
King County Sheriff's Office Washington
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Deputies were responding to report of a suicidal woman who lived in a home. The deputies were doing a welfare check on the woman. According to police, when officers arrived, Renee Davis, who was five months pregnant, was armed with a handgun. Two deputies fired at her and she died the scene.
Davis’ two children ages 2 and 3 were able to get out safe, according to her sister, Ms. Bargala. Davis had a third child, 5, who was at the home of a family friend.
Bargala said she didn’t know if her sister owned a handgun, although Davis did have a hunting rifle. “She loved hunting,” Bargala said.
Davis had recently killed an elk and a deer, butchered the animals herself and divided the meat among her family. “I still have elk in my freezer,” Bargala said.
Davis also loved working outdoors and participated in a fisheries training program, her sister said. More recently, she worked as a teacher’s aide in a Head Start preschool program.
Bargala said she had never known Davis to be violent, or even to discipline her kids harshly. “She was such a soft person,” Bargala said.
“It’s really upsetting because it was a wellness check,” Bargala said of the encounter between deputies and her sister. “Obviously, she didn’t come out of it well.”
Davis’ family is now trying to figure out where her children will go. For the moment, according to Bargala, they are staying with relatives.
May 2017 Deputies recall fearing for their lives
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Justice for Renee Davis
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http://theindigenouspeople.com/2016/10/23/cops-fatally-shoot-pregnant-native-american-woman-on-tribal-land/ added Oct 23, 2016
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