- Associated Press - Saturday, February 11, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) - The Cook County medical examiner’s office on Saturday identified a woman who was shot and killed by police outside a North Side store as 55-year-old Michelle Robey, of Chicago.

The shooting happened Friday just before 6 p.m. when officers responded to a call of a person with a knife inside a CVS pharmacy.

“We had an adult female that was being combative and was destroying some property inside,” said Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.

According to a statement that police issued Friday, the woman left the store and was approached by officers. She had a knife and lunged at the officers, threatening them. The officers twice used a stun gun on her but it didn’t seem to affect her. The officers shot her, striking her in the upper body. She was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead, authorities said.

Police said a weapon was recovered at the scene. No officers were injured.

The officers involved will be placed on administrative duties for 30 days, which is mandated whenever officers are involved in shootings. The Independent Police Authority will investigate the shooting.


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