Officer-Involved Shooting In Lakewood - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Woman Killed By Police: 'Shoot Me, Shoot Me'

(Photo courtesy KIRO 7 News) (Photo courtesy KIRO 7 News)

LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) - Lakewood police have shot and killed a woman who raised at gun at officers.

Lt. Chris Lawler told The News Tribune of Tacoma "It seems like a suicide by cop."

Officers had responded Monday morning to a domestic violence call at a mobile home park where they were told the woman had a knife.

Lawler says the woman first came out without a weapon, saying "shoot me, shoot me."

She went back inside and returned with the gun. She refused commands to put it down. When she raised it, she was shot three times. She died at the scene.

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