Woman shot dead by police in NJ

July 22, 2009 5:32:15 AM PDT
Authorities say police fatally shot a Jersey City woman after she attacked them with a kitchen knife. Jersey City spokesman Stan Eason says two officers were responding to reports of a domestic dispute Tuesday night when the woman attacked them with a kitchen knife. Eason says the officers told her several times to drop the knife and that she refused and came at them. He says one officer shot her and she later died from her injuries.

The woman was not identified.

Eason says the officers were treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Jersey City Medical Center.

The shooting came on the same day that Marc DiNardo, a 10-year Jersey City police veteran, died after he was taken off life support. DiNardo was critically injured during a shootout last week.

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Information from: The Star-Ledger, http://www.nj.com/starledger

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