Info : Published on Aug 09, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman was shot by a Washington, D.C., police officer at the scene of a fire Saturday evening in Northeast Washington.
The woman was armed with knives and she refused commands to drop them when police encountered her D.C. police chief Cathy L. Lanier told the Washington Post.
Both police and firefighters were sent to a street about nine miles east of the White House for reports of a fire. On the way to the scene police were told of someone there with a knife, she said.
Exactly what prompted the confrontation, which occurred about 6 p.m., remained unclear.