Police: A woman died after an exchange of gunfire with the police | Ohio News

MILFORD, Ohio (AP) — Police say an officer shot and killed a woman after repeatedly shooting officers outside an apartment building near Cincinnati.

Miami Township Police Department Chief Mike Mills said the Clermont County Communications Center began receiving calls around 5 p.m. Friday about an armed woman in the Berry Lane apartment parking lot. Subsequent calls indicated she fired two shots with a gun and approached a resident, Mills said.

Mills said the woman fired at arriving officers who took cover behind cars in the parking lot, then fired another bullet at an officer who pointed a gun at her. This officer fired six shots and the woman fell. Police said a medical aid flight was called but the woman was pronounced dead before she could be airlifted to hospital for treatment.

The woman’s name was withheld pending notification of her next of kin, nor was the name of the officer who fired immediately released. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation will investigate the shooting.

Mills said ‘mental health’ would have been a factor in the case, but police don’t believe a prior argument with anyone at the resort was involved because people there said the woman seemed to have fired indiscriminately.

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He said officers had training to deal with people with mental health issues and that a mental health officer on staff had been on the scene from the start, but that person could not be brought in. while the woman was still shooting.

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