Kansas City police shoot, wound woman after standoff

2 years 11 months 4 weeks ago Wednesday, May 25 2016 May 25, 2016 Wednesday, May 25, 2016 6:45:41 PM CDT May 25, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

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."

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