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November 14, 2011 at 10:37 AM

Family says woman killed by police was mentally ill

A SeaTac woman fatally shot by police in Pierce County Sunday suffered from severe mental illness, according to her family.

Holly Crahay’s unpredictable behavior had her children convinced that if authorities didn’t civilly commit her to mental health treatment “ she would end up shooting herself or somebody else,” said her son, Trevor Noble Jr.

Crahay shot several rounds at police and sheriff deputies before they shot back, according to the sheriff’s department.

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