Police Shooting

9 years 6 months 1 week ago May 28, 2007 May 28, 2007 Monday, May 28 2007 Monday, May 28, 2007 4:20:48 AM CDT in News
Source: (Copyright 2007 The Associated Press All Rights Reserved.)
KANSAS CITY (AP) - A woman was shot and killed by police after pointing a rifle at officers who had surrounded her home. Police say officers were called to the north Kansas City home of 57-year-old Cheryl Creason about a dispute involving a person with a long gun. Neighbors told police Creason had threatened them with a gun. As officers approached Creason's house, they could see her through a window holding a gun. Officers tried repeatedly to persuade Creason to surrender, before she walked out the front door carrying the gun. According to police, Creason pointed the gun at the officers and began walking toward them. To protect themselves, the officers fired on Creason. She died at the scene. The officers involved were placed on paid administrative leave after the shooting, which is department policy.

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