PHX police ID woman shot, killed by officer

Posted at 12:11 PM, Feb 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-24 15:23:57-05

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.