Kansas City police shoot, wound woman after standoff
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Kansas City, Missouri, police say an officer shot and wounded a woman they say pointed a gun at them during a standoff in a car.
Police say the woman had threatened to harm herself and was found alone in a car with a gun Wednesday afternoon.
Authorities say they were trying to negotiate with her when she emerged from the vehicle, pointed a gun at officers and was shot in the chest after failing to comply with police commands.
The woman was taken to a hospital, where her medical status was not immediately clear.
Police Capt. Tye Grant says that police had hoped to help the woman and that "she would have made a different choice, but ultimately we weren't able to do that."