WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a woman who was fatally shot by police in Winslow, Arizona over the weekend had threatened an officer with scissors.
Winslow police Lt. Jim Sepi (SEH’-pee) says an officer responded to a convenience store Sunday on a report of shoplifting and found 27-year-old Loreal Tsingine (SIN’-uh-jin-ee) nearby.
Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Raul Garcia says a Winslow police officer fired five shots at Tsingine after she displayed the scissors and threatened the officer. The Department of Public Safety is investigating.
Sepi says the officer has been with the Winslow Police Department for three years and is on administrative leave. The officer has not been identified.
Sepi says a second officer arrived after the shooting.
Garcia says the Department of Public Safety would not comment further on Tsingine’s actions or words until it investigates further.