LAPD Officers Shoot Armed Suicidal Woman

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Reseda, Los Angeles — This morning around 7:30 AM, officers from LAPD‘s West Valley Division responded to a call of a woman armed with a gun in the 8000 block of Hesperia Avenue.

Upon arrival, officers encountered a female armed with a handgun pointed at her head.

Officers attempted to de-escalate the situation by speaking with the suspect to drop the weapon. In addition, a Mental Evaluation Unit was contacted.

At some point as officers were speaking with the suspect, an Officer-Involved Shooting occurred.

The suspect was struck by gunfire and transported to a local hospital, where she is listed in stable condition. No officers were injured and a handgun was recovered at scene.

What provoked the officers to shoot remains under investigation.

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