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Knife-wielding Woman Fatally Shot by Texas Officer

June 11, 2018  | 

A 20-year-old woman was shot and killed by an Austin police officer as she approached him with a knife, according to the Austin American Statesman.

“We don’t know what led up to the incident that occurred here,” said Austin Police Chief Brian Manley. “She was described as being intoxicated. We believe that she assaulted some of the individuals that were in the home based on what we know right now.”

Chief Brian Manley added that the body camera video shows the woman in possession of a knife, and that the responding officers gave her commands to drop it. She did not comply with those commands.

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