ST. LOUIS - A woman died after an officer-involved shooting in south St. Louis Wednesday morning.
According to police, officers responded to 911 calls of a woman firing a gun outside a home in the Holly Hills neighborhood on the 3600 block of Wilmington. Once on scene, police told the woman to drop her weapon, but she continued to fire shots.
The woman, 50-year-old Robin White, was pronounced dead at the scene. The officer who fired his weapon is a 19-year veteran and as standard procedure has been placed on administrative leave.
"No other persons were struck by the gunfire," said Interim Police Chief Larry O'Toole. "Because of the number of shots that were fired from her, we’re still doing an area canvas to see if we can locate any additional damage, but as of right now we know that at least two cars that were parked outside were struck by projectiles.”
A neighbor, who wished to conceal his identity, described the chaotic scene.
“This morning I heard gun shots, and I heard arguments between two people in their backyard, then I heard more gun shots and that’s when I called 911.” He then heard the woman threaten neighbors: “Well it was kind of scary when you hear someone say, 'I’m gonna shoot everybody.' Yeah, it was a little scary.”
Early reports indicate there was a family disturbance inside the home. Once outside, the woman also threatened a neighbor. Police say at least two vehicles were hit by bullets.
No one else was injured. Force Investigative Unit is investigating the incident.
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