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December 30, 2012

Police: Martinsburg woman shot, killed after pointing gun at officers

Investigation ongoing, involved officers placed on administrative leave

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a Martinsburg woman by police.

Martinsburg police said that 45-year-old Tiffany Lee Overholser was pronounced dead at a local hospital following the shooting Friday outside her residence.

Two Martinsburg officers went to the residence after a woman told dispatchers that another woman was pointing a gun at her.

Police said Overholser came out of the house holding a handgun. She took several steps toward the officers and then pointed the weapon at one of them. Both officers fired at her.

Police said the gun belonged to a family member.

Investigators determined that Overholser was the woman who called dispatchers.

The officers have been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation.

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