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Seattle Police Fatally Shoot Pregnant Black Woman After She Reportedly Called Them About A Burglary

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A pregnant black woman was fatally shot by Seattle police on Sunday after they responded to a burglary call she reportedly made.

Officers fired their weapons at Charlenna Lyles (above) in front of her children after seeing the 30-year-old holding a knife in the apartment of a low-income housing complex in Magnuson Park.

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Lyles' sister, Monika Williams, told local press the mother of four (who was pregnant with her fifth child) suffers from untreated "mental health issues" and is not a big enough physical threat to warrant gunfire.

She explained to The Stranger:

"The officers need to pay for what they did. Even if my sister had a knife in her hand, she weighs like nothing, even if she's soaking wet. There's no way you could've taken a taser and taken her down? There's no way you could've taken a baton and knocked the knife out of her hand?"

The Seattle Police Department has placed the two officers, both white, on administrative leave while their use of deadly

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