Police: Woman tried running down officers before fatal shooting

A woman was shot and killed police in Dearborn, they say she was trying to run them over with her vehicle.

- A woman was shot and killed police in Dearborn, they say she was trying to run them over with her vehicle.

It happened in front of Fairlane mall on Hubbard Drive near Southfield at 4:30 p.m.

Witnesses say the 31-year-old  Detroit woman, alone in her Chevrolet HHR, was driving erratically down Hubbard when Dearborn police tried to stop her.

They say several Dearborn officers were outside of their cruisers, when the woman tried to run them over.

One officer fired shots into the SUV killing her, while another officer was injured. Michigan State Police is now handling the investigation during the incident,

“One police officer suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital,” said Lt. Mike Shaw, Michigan State Police said. "Where he currently remains."

"This is early in the investigation so we don't know if she was armed or unarmed," Shaw said. "She tried to run over police officers so yes, she used lethal force against a police officer with her vehicle."

Dearborn police got a call from the mall security, reporting a woman acting distraught inside and outside the mall.

The officers responded to the scene and observed a vehicle fleeing from the parking lot after reportedly attempting to run over a security officer and nearly striking a security vehicle," said Lt. Mike Shaw, Michigan State Police.

No one was injured at the mall. Then the woman reportedly fled in her SUV.

State police have shut down both directions of Hubbard as they investigate the scene which continued six hours later into the night.

Investigators obtained a warrant to search the woman's car.


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