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September 20, 2019

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Police: Officer shoots, wounds woman with shovel

An officer shot and wounded a woman who was chasing two people with a shovel Saturday night in the east valley, according to Metro Police.

Officers were dispatched about 10:15 p.m. to the 3400 block of Big Sur Drive to investigate a report of person armed with a shovel and threatening neighbors, police said.

An officer spotted a woman with a shovel chasing a security guard and a neighbor, police said. He ordered her to drop the shovel, but she began to advance toward a person, and the officer fired multiple rounds, police said.

The woman was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in serious but stable condition, police said. Her name was not released.