Police shoot armed woman

A 49-year-old woman was shot by Bremerton police officers responding to a domestic disturbance at an apartment in the 1900 block of Naval Avenue shortly after 10:25 p.m. Sunday night.

According to police, once on scene, the officers were confronted by a female suspect that was armed with two knives.

When the suspect advanced on one of the officers, multiple rounds were fired.

The woman, who was allegedly wielding a 10-inch chef’s knife and a 12-inch serrated knife, was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center where she is in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.

Police said that a third knife was located in the bathroom from which the unidentified woman emerged at the time of the incident, police said.

The Kitsap County Investigative Response Team (KCIRT), led by the Washington State Patrol, responded to the scene to conduct the investigation into the officer-involved shooting.

According to the state patrol, five rounds were fired during the incident and all of them were recovered.

Both officers at the scene were already rendering first aid to the suspect when an assisting officer arrived.

Neighbors reported that the unidentified woman has a history of mental health issues and detectives said they would look into those reports.

According to the police department, the suspect is under guard at the hospital in Seattle and an arrest hold has been placed on her.

Police say the two officers at the scene were not physically hurt. They are both on standard administrative leave, which is mandatory under the circumstances.


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