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Originally published Monday, December 24, 2012 at 7:12 AM

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Tacoma officer shoots, kills woman

Tacoma police say an officer shot and killed a 22-year-old woman who pointed a gun at the officer.

The Associated Press

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TACOMA, Wash. —

Tacoma police say an officer shot and killed a 22-year-old woman who pointed a gun at the officer.

The Pierce County Medical Examiner's office identified the woman as Sophia Strickland, of Tacoma.

Police spokeswoman Loretta Cool says a mother called police Saturday night and told them her daughter had fired several rounds inside the house and she thought her daughter had killed herself.

The News Tribune reports (http://is.gd/UKyjZu) that officers found the woman alive. Police say she refused to talk to them and pointed a handgun at an officer as she walked toward the officer. The officer shot her.

The woman was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The officer has been placed on administrative leave, while police investigate.

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

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