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Woman Fatally Shot After Pointing Gun At Officers

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say a woman was fatally shot Saturday after she pointed a gun at officers who were investigating a report of a stolen car.

Police say a man reported that a woman he knew stole his car, but the woman ignored officers’ commands after she was pulled over shortly after 1:30 a.m.

They say after she pointed a gun at them, five officers fired handguns and struck her multiple times. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman’s name was withheld pending notification of family members.

The officers involved in the shooting were placed on routine paid administrative leave while the case is under investigation.

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