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Originally published Monday, February 14, 2011 at 8:38 PM

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Lakewood WA police kill woman who pointed weapon

A woman fatally shot by Lakewood, Wash., police after they say she raised a gun at officers has been identified.

The Associated Press

LAKEWOOD, Wash. —

A woman fatally shot by Lakewood, Wash., police after they say she raised a gun at officers has been identified.

The woman killed Monday at her residence in a mobile home park was 46-year-old Carolyn Moran-Hernandez.

Lt. Chris Lawler told The News Tribune of Tacoma "It seems like a suicide by cop."

Police say the weapon was a .177-caliber BB pistol that resembles a handgun.

Officers responded to a domestic violence call after the woman's domestic partner said Moran-Hernandez had punched her in the face and had a knife.

Lawler says the woman first came out without a weapon, saying "shoot me, shoot me."

She went back inside and returned with the gun, refusing commands to put it down. When she raised it, police say three officers fired. The newspaper says nine rounds were fired.

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Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com

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