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Autopsy: Police shot Charleena Lyles 7 times

August 30, 2017

SEATTLE (AP) — A newly released autopsy report shows Seattle police officers shot Charleena Lyles seven times and that she was 14 to 15 weeks pregnant when she died.

The Seattle Times reported Wednesday (https://goo.gl/pxd1x1 ) the document was released by a lawyer representing Lyles’ father, Charles Lyles.

The report also says the 30-year-old mother had no drugs or alcohol in her system during the June 18 incident with officers at her Northeast Seattle apartment.

The report shows three of the gunshots fired by officers Jason Anderson and Steven McNew hit Lyles in the front of the torso and chest, three struck her in the back of her arm and one grazed the side of her ribs.

Police say the officers fired when Lyles lunged at one of them with one or two knives.

Seattle police declined to comment Wednesday morning.

The shooting remains under investigation.


Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com

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