Woman Holding Kitchen Knife Shot By Police in Weymouth, Massachusetts

District attorney's office says woman ignored orders from officer to drop the knife

The shooting of a woman by a police officer in Weymouth, Massachusetts, on Sunday morning is under investigation.

According to the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office, an officer arrived to a home King Avenue at about 11:30 a.m. after receiving a call from a frantic woman who said her daughter was trying to kill herself with a knife.

Authorities said the officer was confronted at the door by a 46-year-old woman — armed with the large knife.

The officer backed away while the woman allegedly followed him, ignoring orders to drop the knife.

Authorities said the officer then fired his weapon, striking the woman in the abdomen area.

The woman was taken to South Shore Hospital for treatment and is being charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.

The investigation is being handled by State Police Detectives from the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office.

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