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San Antonio Police Officer Shoots Woman Armed With a Fishing Knife

Woman Armed With a Fishing Knife Shot Dead by San Antonio Police Officer

A woman was shot and killed on late Sunday on the West side by a San Antonio police officer.

Reports of a woman cutting herself with a knife was called for from the Officers and emergency medical technicians who were sent to the 7600 block of U.S.90 According to the police, the first officer, a two year veteran of the department arrived with EMTs and went inside to talk to the woman. The said woman who was in her 40s met the officer in a bedroom ‘brandishing a large fishing knife’ in accordance to the SAPD release.

According to police, the woman advanced to the officer who backed away and asked her to drop the knife but the woman kept coming towards the officer until he could not retreat any further.

The woman was fired in the chest by the officer from his service pistol.

The woman was pronounced dead by the University Hospital where she was taken after the incident. The identification of the woman or the officer was not done by the police but investigation of the incident is being done by the department’s Officer-involved Shooting Team. During the course of investigation the officer will be placed on administrative duty.

Woman Armed With a Fishing Knife Shot Dead by San Antonio Police Officer

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