Contact Us

Woman Killed by Police Identified by Relatives

SEATTLE (AP) — A 30-year-old woman who Seattle police say they shot and killed after she came after officers with a knife has been identified by relatives as Charleena Lyles, the Seattle Times reports.

Police spokesman Detective Mark Jamieson says the woman had called police to report the burglary Sunday morning.

As two officers responded to the woman’s fourth-floor apartment near Magnuson Park in northeast Seattle, police say she came at the officers with a knife.

The Times reports that both officers fired their weapons. The woman was hit multiple times and died just inside the apartment.

No officers were injured.

Family members tell the Times that the shooting was unnecessary and that race was a factor. The Seattle Police Department tells the Times that both officers are white.

“Why couldn’t they have Tased her? They could have taken her down. I could have taken her down,” Monika Williams, the dead woman’s sister, tells the Times.

Best of KIT

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://newstalkkit.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KIT VIP quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KIT VIP contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.