72-year-old Oklahoma woman dies in officer-involved shooting


January 19, 2018

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Police in Oklahoma say a 72-year-old woman was fatally shot after she fired a high-powered pellet gun at officers during a drug raid.

Bartlesville Police Capt. Jay Hastings says Geraldine Townsend died after officers returned fire while executing a search warrant Wednesday night.

Hastings says officers were arresting her 50-year-old son at a local home when they heard shots. Two officers were struck by projectiles.

Hastings says one officer returned fire and struck Townsend in the upper body. She later died at a local hospital.

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