Police fatally shoot possibly suicidal woman during standoff

3 years 2 months 3 weeks ago Friday, May 17 2019 May 17, 2019 May 17, 2019 5:56 PM May 17, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

NEW BOSTON, Texas (AP) - Police in a small northeastern Texas town have fatally shot a woman who was reported to them as possibly suicidal.

The shooting of 58-year-old Elizabeth Harris happened early Friday during a two-hour standoff with police at her home in New Boston, Texas, which is about 21 miles (34 kilometers) west of Texarkana, Texas.

New Boston police Capt. Chris Taillon says officers were answering a report of a suicidal person at the house about 11 p.m. Thursday when they were fired upon. A standoff ensued, during which the woman merged from the house at least twice more and fired at them again. Officers finally returned fire on the second occasion shortly after 1 a.m. Friday, killing Harris. No other injuries were reported.

Texas Rangers are investigating the handling of the incident.

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