Renee Davis, a mother to three children, aged two, three and five, sent a text to friends and family earlier in the day Friday warning of suicidal urges, reports the news outlet.
The unnamed source alerted authorities, who arrived at her home on the Muckleshoot tribal lands around 6:30 p.m, according to The Seattle Times.
In a news release obtained by the outlet, King County Sheriff’s deputies said they knocked on Davis’ door but received no response. Two deputies entered and found Davis with a handgun, prompting both deputies to open fire–at least one bullet fatally struck Davis. Authorities told The Times two small children were home at the time of the incident.
Davis’ sister, Danielle Bargala, called her sister a “soft person,” and said her family questions the circumstances surrounding the shooting.
“It’s really upsetting because it was a wellness check,” Bargala told The Times. “Obviously, she didn’t come out of it well.”
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SOURCE: The Seattle Times/Newsone.com