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ST. CLOUD Fla June 30 2011 – A woman has died after she was shot by police this morning during a confrontation.
Police said a call came in to 911 about 9:24 a.m. about a domestic dispute between two women who were roommates at a home in the 400 block of Tennessee Avenue. The person who made the call said one shot had already been fired.
When police arrived at the scene, the woman who made the call exited the house.
The second woman also came out of the house with a gun in her hand and ran away from police. Two officers chased her on foot and shot her in front of a home in the 400 block of Alabama Avenue just before 9:30 a.m., according to St. Cloud Police Chief Pete Gauntlett.
“It’s my understanding she brandished the weapon toward the officers after repeatedly being told to drop it,” Gauntlett said.
The woman was rushed to St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, where she died.
Crime-scene tape surrounds the Alabama Avenue property.
A van is inside the crime-scene boundary.
Police said the woman was shot near the van.
Neighbors said they heard four shots.
This incident was the first time in more than 20 years that a police officer in St. Cloud has shot someone. It is thought to be the first officer-involved fatal shooting in the city’s history.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting.