NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police say a woman armed with scissors and a bat was shot and killed by an officer in the Bronx Tuesday evening.
Police said a 66-year-old woman was shot inside the Jaime Towers Housing apartment building at 630 Pugsley Ave. in the Castle Hills section of the Bronx shortly after 6 p.m.
NYPD Assistant Chief Larry Nikunen said a sergeant was responding to the scene about a person acting erratic on the seventh floor. When the sergeant arrived at apartment 7E, he found a woman in the bedroom with scissors in her hands.
Nikunen said the sergeant was able to persuade the woman to put down the scissors, but when she was approaching the officer, she grabbed a baseball bat.
“As she attempted to strike the sergeant, he fired two shots from his service revolver, striking her in the torso,” Nikunen said.
The woman was then transported to Jacobi Hospital where she died.
Nikunen said the sergeant was armed with a Taser, but it was not deployed during the incident.
Nikunen added there have been several incidents with the woman with similar types of calls.
CBS2’s Tony Aiello reports the officer involved in the shooting is a white man and the victim is an African-American woman.
The officer was not injured in the shooting.
The shooting is being investigated by the department’s Force Investigation Division.
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