Phoenix police have released the identity of a woman fatally shot by a police officer who fired after she reportedly pointed a gun at officers.
Police on Wednesday identified the woman killed Sunday night at an apartment complex in west Phoenix as 36-year-old Sherrisa Homer.
According to Sgt. Jonathan Howard, officers responded to 911 calls about a woman shooting a gun near the apartment complex. Howard says a woman also called saying she'd shot people in the alley behind the complex.
Police say officers arriving at the scene found a woman with a gun in an apartment.
Howard says police tried to get her to drop the gun but she pointed it two officers, prompting one to shoot her.