- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

GARDNER, Kan. (AP) - Olathe police say an investigation into an officer-involved fatal shooting of a Gardner woman last month indicates she refused police orders to drop a handgun.

The Kansas City Star (https://bit.ly/1GiJgcF ) reports the case will now be reviewed by the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office.

Authorities say Gardner police responded to a reported disturbance at a home on March 26. The boyfriend of 53-year-old Deanne Choate had called police to say she fired a gun inside the house. Two responding officers had shot Choate, who died at the scene.

According to a statement released Wednesday, the multijurisdictional Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Team looked into the case and concluded that Choate didn’t obey a police command involving a handgun.


Information from: The Kansas City Star, https://www.kcstar.com

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