- Associated Press - Monday, April 4, 2016

WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities have identified the Winslow police officer who fatally shot a woman as Austin Shipley.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety is investigating the March 27 shooting.

Police have said Shipley responded to a report of shoplifting from a local convenience store and found Loreal Tsingine (SIN’-uh-jin-ee) nearby. Authorities say she struggled physically with Shipley as he tried to arrest her and threatened him with scissors.

DPS spokesman Raul Garcia says Shipley fired five shots at Tsingine, killing her. Critics have called the shooting excessive.

Garcia says investigators have spent the past week in Winslow doing interviews.

Meanwhile, state Rep. Albert Hale and others have called on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the treatment of American Indians by Winslow police.

Funeral services for Tsingine are scheduled Tuesday.


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