Police say a woman was killed after she pointed a gun to officers before being shot in Phoenix.
According to the Phoenix Police Department, the shooting occurred just after midnight near 27th Street and Indian School Road. Officers in the area were involved in a traffic stop and heard gunfire.
A 47-year-old woman approached the officers and spoke to them about her car, which was parked in a nearby mall.
Officers asked the woman if she was armed and ordered her to show her waistband. The woman said she was unarmed, but the police say she refused to show the right thigh area, which appeared to be concealing a weapon.
Police say the officers tried to persuade the woman to comply, but she refused and pointed a gun at them. The officers opened fire on the woman.
The sergeant said, “I can tell you that a pistol was found at the scene and we will be here for several hours and the 27th Street area and Indian School will be closed for several hours.” Maggie Cox.
The woman was taken to hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Police say officers placed stun bags at the scene and used less lethal force along with lethal force.
No officers were injured.