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Police say woman shot by officers was armed with knife

October 6, 2021 GMT

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California woman shot by police during a confrontation was armed with a knife, authorities said.

Police in Simi Valley said officers responded to reports of a dispute at a 7-Eleven store Tuesday night.

The officers said when they encountered the suspect at a nearby apartment she had a knife, the Ventura County Star reported.

During their interactions with the woman, police fired at her, hitting her at least once, police said.

The woman, identified only as a 31-year-old Simi Valley resident, was hospitalized in stable condition, according to police Commander Steve Shorts.

The incident was under investigation, police said. No additional details were immediately released.