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Woman with hammer shot by deputy in Rosemead

Authorities investigate the scene where a woman was shot by a deputy in Rosemead on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012.

January 5, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
An investigation is under way in Rosemead after a fatal deputy-involved shooting.

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.