Pregnant Native American Mother Of Three Shot Dead By Police
Another mentally disturbed woman has been shot dead by police sent to “check on her” and ensure her safety. This time, it was a Native American pregnant mother of three.
According to the Seattle Times, 23-year-old Renee Davis had suffered bouts of depression off and on for many years. According to her foster sister, she had texted someone earlier in the night saying that she was having a rough moment. The person she texted apparently called authorities, leading sherriff’s deputies to make a “wellness check” at her home on Muckleshoot Native American tribal lands shortly after 6:30 p.m.
Davis’ family has a multitude of questions over what happened next. The Washington Post reports that no one answered the door when officers arrived on the scene. They knocked once more, again receiving no answer…that’s when deputies say they noticed two young children running around inside the home, at which point they entered.
They say that is when they discovered Davis with a handgun.
Deputies haven’t given further details, but at some point during their encounter with the pregnant woman, police opened fire on her, striking her at least once. She was pronounced dead on the scene.
Davis’ sister says she’d never heard of Davis owning a handgun, though she did have a hunting rifle that she used often to hunt elk and deer on the reservation.
Davis’ 2 and 3-year-old children were on the scene at the time of the incident. Her other child, age 5, was at the home of a family friend at the time.
SMH!! How is it that police are there to make sure this allegedly suicidal woman doesn’t hurt herself…yet end up killing her instead? And with all those babies around? It doesn’t make much sense.
Of course, the officers who did the shooting have been placed on paid administrative leave while the matter is investigated. You know the drill…