NYPD shoot and kill woman armed with scissors, baseball bat
The NYPD shot and killed a woman inside the bedroom of a Bronx apartment on Tuesday evening.
Police were responding to a 911 call about an emotionally disturbed person just after 6 p.m. Officers said the 66-year-old woman confronted them with scissors and a baseball bat.
One officer reportedly convinced the woman to drop the scissors. After dropping them, she allegedly took the baseball bat and tried to hit the officer. The officer then fired two shots from his gun, hitting her in the chest.
The woman was transported to Jacobi Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.
The NYPD announced it will be conducting a full investigation in to the incident.
"The sergeant was armed with a Taser. It was not deployed, and the reason it was not deployed will be part of the investigation and review," said Assistant Chief Larry Nikunen.
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. condemned the police shooting saying, "This elderly woman was known to the police department, yet the officer involved in this shooting failed to use discretion to either talk her down from her episode or, barring that, to use his stun gun”.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.