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OSBI: Poteau police officer shoots, kills woman with knife

 


POTEAU, Okla. (AP) — A police officer in southeast Oklahoma shot and killed a knife-wielding woman in her home early Wednesday, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said.

Officers from Poteau, Oklahoma, and LeFlore County responded at about 4:14 a.m. to a domestic disturbance call, entered a home and ordered 39-year-old Mary Lawrence to show her hands, according to a preliminary investigation by the OSBI.

When the woman showed her hands, an officer noticed she was holding a knife. When the officer ordered Lawrence to drop the knife, she rushed at the officer, who shot and killed her, the OSBI reported.

The officer, whose name has not been released, has been placed on administrative leave.

Once the OSBI completes its investigation, it will submit a report to the LeFlore County District Attorney Jeff Smith, who will decide if criminal charges against the officer are warranted.

 

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