Multiple gunshots echoed throughout a northern California neighborhood which ended the hours-long standoff.
Salinas Police Chief Adele Frese said the woman had at least one gun with her. Police used negotiators to try to get her to surrender peacefully, but sometime during the standoff, Frese said officers had to shoot.
The woman died soon after those shots were fired. No police were hurt. The officers involved have been placed on administrative leave, per department policy.
Salinas PD will release their names as the investigation continues. Those living within the crime scene area say it was a chaotic day.
The Monterey County District Attorney’s Office is investigating the shooting and will determine if the officers acted appropriately.