A 52-year-old woman was shot by Dinuba police Monday afternoon when she reportedly threatened an officer with lawn shears.
The shooting took place around 3:40 p.m. in the 300 block of South M Street when officers were responding to a call of an “unwanted person,” said Lt. Abel Iriarte of the Dinuba Police Department in a release.
Upon an officer’s arrival, the woman was uncooperative and picked up a stick and threatened an officer, Iriarte said.. Police Tasered the woman in an attempt to subdue her, but it didn’t work.
The woman then picked up what looked to be lawn shears and approached an officer. The officer shot the woman in the lower extremities, according to the release.
The woman was transported to a hospital for treatment. No officers were injured in the altercation, Iriarte said.
The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office is the investigating agency. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Dinuba Police Department at 559-591-5911.