Five-month Pregnant Native Mother Killed by Kings County Police on Muckleshoot Reservation

Renee Davis, 23, was five-months pregnant when she was shot and killed by Kings County police.

Renee Davis, 23, was five-months pregnant when she was shot and killed by Kings County police.

Published October 25, 2016

MUCKLESHOOT INDIAN RESERVATION – A 23-year-old mother of three, who was five months pregnant, was killed by Kings County police at her home on the Muckleshoot Indian Reservation. Renee Davis, a tribal citizen of the Muckleshoot Tribe, was home last Friday evening with two of her children when the tragedy occurred.

The Kings County police received a call from a friend who became concerned when Davis texted her she was in a “bad way.”

“They [the deputies] tried repeatedly to get somebody to come to the door, nobody did. They could see the two kids running around inside the house,” said King County Sheriff Sgt. Cindi West, according to a local news report.

According to law enforcement, sheriff deputies entered Davis’ home and found her with a handgun. Within minutes of entering the home, police fired five shots and Davis died.

“It’s really upsetting because it was a wellness check,” Bargala, Davis’ foster sister told the Seattle Times.“Obviously, she didn’t come out of it well.”

The shooting death by the police is under investigation.

The Muckleshoot Indian Reservation is located 30 miles southeast of Seattle, Washington.

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