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Police Shoot & Kill "Suicidal" Woman

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By Paul Johnson

Bakersfield, California (CNN) - A camera records the hail of gunfire as police shoot and kill a woman in Bakersfield, California.
The standoff ended like this. Police say they shot and killed the woman when she pointed a gun at them.
At about 7:45, Tuesday morning, officers responded to reports that of a "suicidal" woman walking in the street with a handgun.
A mental health professional interacted with the woman for about half-an-hour.
Police say attempts to get her to give up the weapon failed, though, and they opened fire, killing her.
It's not clear how many times she was shot or whether she returned fire.


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