Authorities: Stun gun subdues woman who pointed gun

2 years 7 months 1 week ago Friday, April 08 2016 Apr 8, 2016 Friday, April 08, 2016 12:59:49 PM CDT April 08, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

VILLA RIDGE (AP) — An investigation continues after an eastern Missouri woman allegedly pointed a loaded handgun at deputies.

The incident happened Wednesday in Franklin County. Authorities say a deputy used a stun gun on the woman.

KMOV-TV reports that deputies were called to a report of a gunshot at a home in Villa Ridge. The 54-year-old woman refused to allow the deputies inside.

Deputies learned of an active arrest warrant for the woman, entered the home and forced their way into a locked bedroom. The sheriff's department says the woman, who was intoxicated, was found pointing a gun toward them.

One of the deputies had his stun gun drawn and immediately used it. The woman dropped the gun and fell to the floor.

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