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Mother of 4 killed by officers was wielding knife

“It breaks my heart that her children will grow up without a mother. I could have taken her down”, said Monika Williams, Lyles’ sister, told the Seattle Times.Ms Lyles lived in Brettler Family Place, a complex of apartment homes meant for people transitioning out of homelessness. The video timestamp shows that they enter the unit at approximately 9:37 a.m. They said she was concerned authorities would take her children, one of whom they said has Down syndrome.He said he did not know which option the officers carried at the time of Sunday’s shooting. There was a moment in which the woman was telling officers about an Xbox that she claimed had been stolen. They have not been identified.Relatives say that Charleena was 3 month pregnant and had a history of mental health struggles, and expressed their frustration about why she was shot and killed.Still, she was attending his church regularly while making an effort to improve her life, said Isabell, pastor of The Way of Holiness Church of God in Seattle.Her family believes race was a factor in the shooting – Charleena was African-American and both officers are white. Download our app here. Throughout the vigil, the crowd repeatedly chanted “Say Her Name”, followed by “Charleena”, while people held signs reading “Black Lives Matter”, “People with Mental Illness Matter”, and “Rest in Peace Lena”.And as family, friends and supporters mourn, city officials, including the police chief, are speaking about what can be done to prevent such a shooting from happening again.Seattle Police released footage of the fatal shooting of Charleena Lyles. According to a statement by the Seattle Police Department, although one officer is usually dispatched for these types of calls, two officers were sent because of an “increased risk” associated with the address.Seattle police officers fatally shot a 30-year-old pregnant woman Sunday in her home while three of her children were in the house.Police in the western U.S. state of Washington were under scrutiny yesterday after a pregnant woman was fatally shot by officers responding to a burglary call.”Get back! Get back!” the officers responded before opening fire on Lyles, while at least one child can be heard crying in the background.The Seattle Police said that the two officers are on paid administrative leave while the officer’s actions are under review.This commotion lasts 16 seconds, and then they fire the gunshots that kill her.But the confrontation quickly erupted.Attorney James Bible said Tuesday that family members are heartbroken and hurting over the death of 30-year-old Charleena Lyles, a pregnant mother of four other children. The other officer responded, “I don’t have a Taser”.”We would expect that the Seattle Police Department would deploy people with the right training and the right protocol to unarm, disarm someone that has a knife”, NAACP’s Kenny Pleasant said.A police statement released with the audio stated that the officers indeed had “less lethal force options” on their person at the time.Early Monday, the police department released an audio recording that they say reveals “some of the interaction with the caller prior to the rapid development of the use of force incident”. “If you ask the black community, things are just as bad today as they were before the consent decree so what it the point of even having one”, he said.