Sister disputes account of shooting by police

3 years 1 month 1 week ago Monday, May 11 2015 May 11, 2015 Monday, May 11, 2015 8:04:17 AM CDT May 11, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The sister of a woman shot by St. Louis police is disputing the officers' account.

Jennifer Morgan-Tyra was shot by officers Friday night.

Police were responding to a report of an intruder in a home. Police said they encountered Morgan-Tyra with a gun and told her to drop it. They said she raised the weapon toward officers, who fired several times.

Becky Morgan of Cedar Hill told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that her sister is paralyzed. Morgan-Tyler is being treated at Saint Louis University Hospital. She is charged with second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer and armed criminal action.

Morgan said her sister called police after encountering an intruder in the home, occupied by a disabled brother. She accused police of firing as Morgan-Tyra turned away.

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