A woman who wounded her psychologist with a knife and holed up into the therapist’s office with the victim was shot and killed by Fullerton police Thursday morning, police said.
Police were called just after 7:30 a.m. to the 1600 block of East Chapman Avenue regarding a woman armed with a knife, Fullerton police Sgt. Jon Radus said.
Moments later, the victim — identified in news reports as Jacki Stevens — called police to say one of her patients had injured her, Radus said.
Police arrived within four minutes of the first call and when they entered the office they found the suspect and victim were barricaded in the 40-year-old therapist’s office, Radus said.
When police got into the room they confronted the suspect and an officer-involved shooting occurred, Radus said.
The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene and police recovered the “fairly large knife,” Radus said.
The woman had the knife in her hand when she was shot, police told FOX11.
The therapist was taken to an area hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries, Radus said.
Stevens suffered knife wounds to her back, according to FOX11.
Her husband told FOX11 that his wife is a “tough cookie” and was doing well, in good spirits.
The Orange County District Attorney’s Office will investigate the shooting, standard protocol in such cases.
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