Officials say a Winslow woman shot and killed by officers was wielding scissors during the deadly Sunday altercation.
Department of Public Safety spokesman Raul Garcia said two Winslow officers attempted to stop Loreal Tsingine around 4 p.m. in connection with several thefts at an area Circle K.
Garcia said the 27-year-old physically resisted officers and threatened them with scissors. One of the officers discharged his gun, firing five shots at Tsingine.
She was pronounced dead near Old Highway 66 and 4th Street.
The officer who shot Tsingine has been placed on administrative leave while the incident is being investigated by detectives from DPS.
A statement from Winslow police read in part:
“The Winslow Police Dept. wishes to express our deepest sympathies to Miss Tsinginie’s family, the officers and the community of Winslow.”
Winslow is 60 miles east of Flagstaff.
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