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.