- Associated Press - Monday, June 8, 2015

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Police have released the name of a Morgantown woman who was fatally shot by officers during a pursuit.

Monongalia County sheriff’s chief deputy Perry Palmer identified the woman on Monday as 45-year-old Christie L. Cathers.

The sheriff’s office says the woman was fatally shot on Friday after she tried to run over a deputy.

Media outlets report two deputies involved in the shooting have been placed on paid leave pending the completion of the investigation.

The sheriff’s office says deputies were responding to a report of someone brandishing a knife when the woman attempted to flee. Police say she drove her vehicle toward a deputy and struck the sheriff’s cruiser.

Deputies fired into the moving vehicle, killing the woman.


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