MADISON, Ala. (AP) — Police in Madison say officers shot and killed a woman after she pointed a pistol at them.
The Huntsville Times reports (http://bit.ly/PRVxXw ) the shooting happened after several people called 911 before 4 a.m. Saturday and said an armed woman was walking along their street threatening to shoot her neighbors.
Madison police say they found 55-year-old Deborah Jo Day walking along Michael Avenue with a gun in her hand. Police say she refused an order to drop the pistol and officers shot her when she raised the gun toward one of them.
The Madison County Sheriff's Department is investigating the shoot and all officers involved have been placed on administrative leave pending an internal review.