Seattle Officers in Fatal Shooting Identified
SEATTLE (AP) — Two officers who fatally shot a 30-year-old Seattle mother in her apartment have been identified.
The Seattle Police Department said Wednesday that 34-year-old Steven McNew and 32-year-old Jason Anderson were the officers who shot Charleena Lyles on Sunday.
Police said McNew was hired in 2008 and Anderson joined the department in 2015. Both are white.
Authorities say 30-year-old Lyles, who was black, confronted the officers with two kitchen knives when they responded to a burglary call at her apartment.
Family members say they want to know why police didn't use a non-lethal option.
The officers are on paid administrative leave as the department investigates.