Police: Woman shot, killed after attacking officers with knife

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A woman was shot and killed by police in the Roseland neighborhood after officers say she attacked them with a knife.

Relatives rushed to the scene after the shooting.

It happened late Thursday evening near 109th and Eberhart.

The brother of a 63-year-old woman had called 9-1-1, saying she was “tearing up the house”, and had a knife.

The brother also told the operator the woman had a history of drug and alcohol problems.

Police say the woman refused to drop the knife when they arrived, and they shot her.

It happened less than ten blocks from where officers killed a man who stabbed a police sergeant Tuesday night.

The two incidents are not related.

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  • C Micus

    WTF CPD? Are there no tazers in the city of chicago police ansenal? I am sure that a 60 year old woman was a serious threat. Haha. I was under the assumption that the use of deadly force was a last resort scenario. So she had a knife, a tazer fires up to 20 25 feet or so, so unless she was wielding a 30 foot blade, there should have been no need for bullets

  • Tomma Bumms

    See you fools a knife is a deadly weapon. Use of force model allows deadly force. Only a fool would suggest using a taser when deadly force is the correct response to a knife wielding animal. Well done officers, now go home and sleep well you have earned it.

  • gabernasher

    Why bother spending money on the judge and jury when you can just send the executioner. Gotta love the trigger happy cops in this nation.

    • mark edwards

      Yea, imagine these cops wanting to not get killed, the person to blame here is the nitwit with the knife that won't put it down.

  • guest

    what a shame.63 y/o a threat to police officers with guns and she had a knife. she can't even run fast enough to attack them. really? taser anyone? our country is going to hell in a handbasket. police officers, trigger happy a&& wipes. i'm so sick and tired of being sick and tired of police officers all over this country. this woman should not have been murdered. can anyone say, taser her then place her in a psych ward to find out what her issues are. another sad part of this story, is that i'm sure the family member that called the police will likely never forgive himself. call for assistance and end up at a wake. this is so wrong on so many levels.