Auburn, Washington police shot and killed a suicidal woman who was armed with a gun. The tragic shooting occurred Friday evening on the Muckleshoot Indian Reservation.
Renee Davis, a 23-year-old mother of three, was 5 months pregnant when she was killed.
According to the Seattle Times, police responded to a 911 call for a welfare check on a suicidal woman Friday evening.
Deputies arrived at the residence and knocked on the door, but no one answered.
They knocked again, but still no answer. They peered through the window and observed two small children running around inside the residence.
When they entered the home they encountered Davis with the gun and they opened fire, striking her at least once.
Police removed her 2- and 3-year-old children from the home. Her 5-year-old child was staying with relatives.
Family members are mourning the death of Davis, who, they described Davis as a mixed race Native American.
Davis’s foster sister, Danielle Bargala said she suffered from depression.
“It’s really upsetting because it was a wellness check,” she said. “Obviously, she didn’t come out of it well.”