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Emeryville Police Fatally Shoot Armed Woman In Oakland After Shoplifting Incident

OAKLAND (KCBS) -- Oakland police said a woman was shot and killed by Emeryville police officers after a shoplifting incident along the Oakland border Tuesday afternoon.

The shooting was reported in the area of the 3400 block of Hollis Street, Oakland police said. That block of Hollis Street is in Oakland just across the city border from Emeryville.

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Police said they received a call at 12:35 p.m. for a combative shoplifting suspect, who was armed, at the shopping center in the 3800 block Hollis Street of Emeryville, where Home Depot is located.

Emeryville police Sgt. Fred Dauer said officers responded within five minutes and saw woman armed with a gun in the 3400 hundred block Hollis Street in Oakland, which is why both Oakland and Emeryville police are conducting an investigation.

Dauer said that at least one officer opened fire.

A firearm was recovered at the scene, Oakland police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson said.

Neighbors who heard the shots and came to the scene said they heard about seven shots, but police declined to say how many shots were fired or how many officers fired their guns. Police also would not reveal if the woman fired her gun.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and has not been identified. Police would not say if she fired the gun citing the ongoing investigation.


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