A 49-year-old woman who had been having a seizure and was waving what turned out to be a BB gun was fatally wounded Thursday in an officer-involved shooting in South Pasadena, authorities said.
Officers were sent about 11:50 a.m. to conduct a welfare check in the 1100 block of Fremont Avenue, according to the South Pasadena Police Department.
“During the course of (the) investigation, a confrontation with a subject ensued and an officer-involved shooting occurred,” according to a police statement.
The suspect was taken to a hospital and was later pronounced dead, Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators told reporters at the scene of the shooting.
“A Los Angeles County Mental Health clinician was on scene with officers from South Pasadena PD,” according to a sheriff’s department statement. “They continued to speak to her for over an hour and a half in an attempt to offer her medical care. She then armed herself with a handgun and pointed it at the officers, at which time an officer-involved shooting occurred.”
The BB gun, described as a “replica semi-automatic handgun,” was recovered at the scene.
No officers were injured.
Fremont Avenue was closed between Monterey Road and Oxley Street and the public was advised to avoid the area, police said.
The sheriff’s department was assisting South Pasadena police in the shooting investigation.
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