Woman accused of firing shot a Bullhead City police officer

Posted at 3:13 PM, Aug 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-11 18:13:39-04

A woman has been arrested in northwestern Arizona after allegedly shooting at a Bullhead City police officer and then barricading herself in a bedroom.

Police say an officer responded about 9:30 a.m. Thursday to a report of a verbal domestic dispute between 47-year-old April Dezerienne Silvis and her mother.

When the officer arrived at the scene, police say Silvis fired one round from a rifle in the direction of the officer.

She then barricaded herself in a bedroom and refused to talk to police.

After a three-hour standoff, a SWAT team deployed tear gas and forced Silvis to exit out of the bedroom window.