The family of 23-year-old Renee Davis is demanding answers after police officers in Washington State fatally shot the pregnant, Native American mother-of-three for reasons that are still unclear.
On Friday evening, Davis texted a close friend to talk about her ongoing struggle with clinical depression, according to the Seattle Times. Davis’ friend got in contact with deputies from the King’s County sheriff’s department and expressed concern about Davis’ mental state, prompting the authorities to travel out to her home located on the Muckleshoot tribal lands to check on her.
“It’s really upsetting because it was a wellness check,” Davis’ sister, Danielle Bargala told the Times. “Obviously, she didn’t come out of it well.”