Va. Woman Dies After Being Shot by Police Officer

December 12, 2010

Police say a Norfolk woman has died after being shot by an officer.

The Virginian Pilot says police have identified the woman as 22-year-old Tynisha J. Townsend.

Norfolk Police spokesman Chris Amos says she was shot Saturday
afternoon when officers were responding to a report that she was
brandishing a hammer.

Amos says an officer found Townsend in a vehicle and tried to
detain her. He says the shooting occurred when Townsend rolled up
the window and drove away.


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