- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 25, 2016

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Santa Ana police shot and critically wounded a woman suspected of stabbing a man during an attempted carjacking, trying to break into a business and then threatening officers with a knife.

Corporal Anthony Bertagna says officers responded Tuesday night to reports of a woman attacking a man with a knife while trying to steal his car.

Bertagna says the woman allegedly got into at least two other altercations, then tried to break into a business, before pedaling away on a bicycle.

When she was spotted by officers outside a park she approached them with the knife and refused orders to drop it, according to Bertagna. That’s when officers opened fire.

Authorities identified her Wednesday as 27-year-old Alma Ramirez. Bertagna says she’s expected to survive.

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