- Associated Press - Thursday, June 4, 2015

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - A San Jose police officer acted appropriately when he shot and killed a mentally ill and suicidal woman who pointed at him a power drill spray-painted to look like an assault weapon.

In a 57-page report released Thursday, the Santa Clara District Attorney’s office determined that given the appearance of the drill and a dispatcher’s report that 19-year-old Diana Showman claimed to be armed with an Uzi, Officer Wakana Okuma was “reasonable” in thinking it was a firearm.

On Aug. 14, 2014, Showman called 911 and told a dispatcher she was holding her mother and brother hostage and would shoot them if police did not respond.

Showman came out of the home and pointed the drill at police. She was told to drop it but did not comply. An officer shot her once from about 30 feet away.



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