VIDEO: Emeryville Police Fatally Shoot Armed Woman

EMERYVILLE (KRON) — Emeryville police fatally shot a woman who was believed to be a suspect in an armed theft Tuesday afternoon, a police sergeant said.

A shopkeeper called police at 12:35 p.m. to report a woman stealing from the store located in the 3800 block of Hollis Street. The woman, who was armed, then fled the scene, Emeryville police Sgt. Fred Dauer said.

Police found a suspect in the 3400 block of Hollis Street in Oakland, just across the city’s border with Emeryville. They saw her with a gun and at least one officer opened fire, Dauer said.

The woman was pronounced dead on the street.

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.

Oakland police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson said investigators found the gun the woman was allegedly carrying.

The shooting is being investigated by the Oakland police homicide section, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office and Emeryville police.

Dauer said some Emeryville police officers have body cameras but he did not know whether the officers involved in the shooting had them.

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