Deputies were called to a clinic in the 9300 block of Valley Boulevard on Wednesday after reports of a woman threatening people with a hammer.
Authorities said when they arrived at the scene, a 40-year-old Asian woman came toward them wielding a hammer and screaming.
They fired a Taser at her, but she kept coming toward them. That's when a deputy shot her.
The woman died at the scene. No deputies were injured.
People who originally called police said the woman may have been mentally ill.