Officer Fatally Shoots Woman

Witnesses said woman was behaving irrationally and wielded a knife

By Sarah Grieco
|  Saturday, Apr 27, 2013  |  Updated 9:20 AM PDT
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Officer Fatally Shoots Woman

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An officer fatally shot a woman in Paradise Hills on Saturday morning, according to the San Diego Police Department.

Around 12:15 a.m. officers responded to several 911 calls in the area of 6800 Quebec Ct. to reports of a woman stabbing her 9-year-old son and harming her 15-year-old son. Officers arrived to the scene and found the two children suffering non-life threatening injuries, including stab wounds and head trauma.

Police said they eventually found the woman, who allegedly also injured her boyfriend. The man told officers his girlfriend was acting irrationally and had stabbed him and their children. Officers located the woman, and said she was wielding a knife in addition to threatening two men nearby.

An officer ordered the suspect to drop the knife multiple times, according to police. Witnesses said the suspect refused and instead raised the knife above her head and charged at the officer. The officer then fired his weapon multiple times, fatally striking the suspect. She was declared dead at the scene.

The children and man were transported to local hospitals.

Lt. Jorge Duran said officers conducted witness checks at the scene for additional information about the incident and have talked to the victims of the assault.

Police said the officer involved in the shooting is a 5-year veteran of the department.

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