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Pregnant mom calls for help, ends up killed by police. Her tribe wants answers | KUOW News and Information

24.3.17

Pregnant mom calls for help, ends up killed by police. Her tribe wants answers | KUOW News and Information: It wasn’t the first time Renee had reached out to friends and family for emotional support. And on that day, Oct. 21, her texts grew more desperate as night fell.

Renee’s boyfriend found King County Deputy Nicholas Pritchett, who was assigned to the Muckleshoot Reservation, and asked him to check on Renee. He told the deputy that Renee had access to guns.

Pritchett had worked on the reservation for seven years, according to police records, and he knew Renee. He had responded to about a half dozen incidents involving her as a victim of domestic violence.

A second deputy, Tim Lewis, arrived as backup.

The two men walked up to Renee’s house and knocked, but no one answered right away. According to a statement from the King County Sheriff’s Office, one of Renee’s toddler daughters eventually let them into the house.

They found Renee in bed with a handgun in one hand and ammunition in the other.


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