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.