Woman shot by Los Angeles police may have had knife

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Posted: Aug 12, 2015 9:35 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police have shot and killed a woman they say may have been armed with a large knife.

Police say a report that a woman had robbed a pharmacy at knifepoint sent officers to the Crenshaw District shortly after 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Police say they spotted a woman matching the description of the suspect in an alley.

Authorities say officers used a Taser during a confrontation that ended with them shooting the woman, who died at the scene.

Details haven't been released, but police say a large knife was found at the scene.

The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/1P7KREl ) says the woman was the 25th person shot by LAPD officers this year, and 13 died.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com/