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Elderly woman shot, killed by O.C. cops

December 23, 2008 7:48:58 AM PST
An elderly woman was shot and killed by O.C. law enforcement on Monday night.Police responded to a 911 call regarding a possibly suicidal woman in the 1300 block of Chestnut Street at about 11:15 p.m. in an unincorporated area surrounded by La Habra.

Orange County Sheriff's deputies and La Habra police officers arrived and were confronted by a woman with a gun, leading deputies to shoot and kill her.

The woman was identified as 70-year-old Jerry Nadine Lunceford.

Lunceford was shot by two police officers and two sheriff's deputies, and a third deputy fired non-lethal beanbag rounds at the woman.

The Orange County District Attorney's Office is handling the officer-involved shooting.

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