Fatal Shooting of 66-Year-Old by Police in the Bronx Raises Questions about use of Deadly Force

exxPolice shot and killed an emotionally disturbed woman inside an apartment building in the Bronx Tuesday night.

It happened just after 6 p.m. on Pugsley Avenue near Randall Avenue in Castle Hill.

Police say officers responded to call of an emotionally disturbed woman acting erratically.

When they got there they found a 66-year-old woman with scissors.

They say a sergeant talked the woman into putting the scissors down, but then she grabbed a bat and tried to hit him with it.


SOURCE: NY 1 Online

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