Renee Davis, a 23-year-old pregnant and single mom, was shot and killed at her home on Muckleshoot tribal land in Washington after police were called to check on her well being.
Davis was killed on Oct. 21 by deputies from the King County Sheriff’s Office, The News Tribune reports.
Davis’ sister, Danielle Bargala, said Davis was struggling with depression, and texted friends and family on Friday night to let them know she wasn’t doing ok. And someone called the police to Davis’ home.
According to KOMO News, when officers arrived at Davis’ house, no one would answer. But when they entered her home, they saw Davis with a gun.
“They tried repeatedly to get somebody to come to the door, nobody did,” King County Sheriff’s Sergeant Cindi West told KOMO News. “But, they could see the two kids running around inside then house.”
“They found her in the house and she was armed with a handgun,” West said.
The deputies opened fire and killed her.
The Muckleshoot Early Learning Academy, where Davis worked, posted on Facebook about her death.
“Our MELA family is deeply saddened by the loss of our teammate, MELA parent, and friend, Renee Davis. She was an amazing addition to our team and this loss hurts us immeasurably. To ensure consistency for our MELA students, we will be open tomorrow with grief counselors available for staff and parents starting at 8:00 a.m.,” the academy said. “Prayers of strength, love, and comfort to all of those affected by this loss.”
The unnamed deputies involved in Davis’ death have been placed on paid administrative leave.