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Woman shot multiple times by Raleigh officers

Posted October 21, 2010 3:59 p.m. EDT
Updated October 22, 2010 4:08 p.m. EDT

— A woman shot by a police officer near a Motel 6 in Raleigh was listed in critical condition, and the officers involved were on administrative duty, the city’s police chief said Thursday afternoon.

Three police officers responded to a 911 call about a female creating a disturbance at 3520 Maitland Drive at approximately 4:20 a.m. Thursday, Chief Harry Dolan said.

When they arrived, they were confronted by a woman who was yelling and threatening the life of one of the officers. The officers fired at her multiple times when she charged at them, Dolan said.

Investigators did not find a weapon at the scene, he added. The woman’s name has not been released, pending notification of next of kin.

A motel clerk called 911 around 4 a.m., reporting that the woman was acting hysterical in the parking lot.

“There is some crazy lady out front here,” the caller said in the call, which was released Thursday afternoon. “She’s screaming and hollering, and I don’t know what’s going on.

“She’s all out in the front of the building, and it looks like she’s praying to somebody. I don’t know,” the caller continued.

Police officers took a small child from a motel room later Thursday morning. The child was unharmed and was in the custody of social services Thursday afternoon, Dolan said.

The three officers are off the street temporarily until the results of investigations by the State Bureau of Investigation and Raleigh Police Department. Those are standard whenever a law enforcement officer is involved in a shooting.