- Associated Press - Monday, September 21, 2015

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say deputies in Central California shot at and injured an 82-year-old woman who brandished a handgun.

Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux said Monday that the woman sustained minor wounds and will survive. The shooting happened at a home north of Visalia.

Boudreaux tells The Fresno Bee (https://bit.ly/1V6ComV ) that a relative of the woman called for help, saying the woman had a handgun and was making threats.

Boudreaux says police negotiators sent in a robot equipped with a microphone; talks went on for about three hours.

He says the woman came from a room and with the gun; two deputies fired.

He says one bullet struck the woman’s upper right arm.

Boudreaux says the woman was taken to a hospital; the two deputies are on paid leave pending an investigation.

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