San Diego Woman Shot, Killed by Torrance Police - NBC 7 San Diego

San Diego Woman Shot, Killed by Torrance Police



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    Torrance police shot and killed a woman who they say drove toward them with her car on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016.

    A San Diego woman was shot and killed by law enforcement officers in Torrance Monday.

    Torrance Police identified the driver in an officer-involved shooting as Michelle Lee Shirley, 39, of San Diego.

    According to police, Shirley was behind the wheel of a damaged vehicle that was moving recklessly through a residential neighborhood Monday afternoon.

    Officers said they saw “reckless and dangerous driving” and began pursuit. After police used a “PIT” maneuver to redirect the vehicle, the driver stopped briefly before accelerating in reverse.

    Shirley’s car collided with a police vehicle and then struck a second police patrol car.

    At 2:36 p.m. a police officer fired striking Shirley. Officials said officers at the scene attempted life-saving measures before Shirley was taken to a nearby hospital.

    She was pronounced dead by hospital staff just after 3 p.m.

    One officer sustained moderate injuries and was treated and released.

    The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office who is reviewing this incident.