New York AG Probes Death Of Woman Shot By Police In Syracuse
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The state attorney general’s office says it is investigating the death of a woman shot by police in Syracuse as she charged at officers with a knife.
The AG's office says Syracuse Police Department officers responded to reports of a woman brandishing a knife at a city residence early Wednesday morning.
After they began talking to her, she allegedly set a fire and charged at officers with a knife.
At least one department member shot her.
The unidentified woman was pronounced dead at 4:00 a.m. at a local hospital.
The investigation is being handled by the AG’s Office of Special Investigation, which probes deaths of people potentially caused by police.