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Armed Female Suspect Shot, Killed By DEA Agents During Woodland Hills Raid

WOODLAND HILLS (CBSLA) – Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration shot and killed a female suspect during a raid at a Woodland Hills home in the early morning hours Wednesday.

Armed Suspect Shot, Killed By DEA Agents During Woodland Hills Raid
An armed suspect was shot and killed by DEA agents in Woodland Hills, Calif. Nov. 20, 2019. (CBS2)

At about 3:45 a.m., agents were serving a search warrant at a home in the 5000 block of Nora Lynn Drive when they came across an armed female suspect, the DEA said in a statement.

The suspect was then shot and killed, authorities on scene confirmed to CBS2. She died at the scene. She was later identified as 42-year-old Jessica Beedles of Woodland Hills. It's unclear if Beedles opened fire on the agents.

There was no word of any injuries to DEA agents.

The raid stemmed from an investigation into an overdose case going back to July, DEA spokesperson Nicole Nishida said.

Neighbors said the home was used as both a rental and an Airbnb location. An Airbnb spokesperson told CBS2 Thursday that the home had not been used as an Airbnb for over a year.

"We would see young people, what looked like late teens to me, as well as middle-aged people going in," said neighbor Maria Steere. "Not like heavy traffic of twenty or thirty a day, but enough that there would be unknown cars."

The Los Angeles Police Department is assisting in the shooting investigation.

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