91-year-old Victorville woman fatally shot by deputies after pointing shotgun at them, authorities say

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (KABC) -- A 91-year-old Victorville woman who allegedly pointed a shotgun at San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies had died two days after being shot in the confrontation, authorities said Monday.

The incident occurred shortly after 9:30 a.m. Saturday after a 911 caller reported an attempted break-in in the 17800 block of Sunburst Road, in the community of Spring Valley Lake, according to a sheriff's news release.

"Deputies arrived and a woman, later identified as Betty Francois, came out the front door of the home armed with a shotgun," the statement said.

Authorities said Francois pointed the firearm at the deputies after they commanded her to drop it, and "a deputy-involved shooting" then occurred.

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Francois was airlifted to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, where she died Monday morning, officials said.

A relative said Francois was legally blind and deaf.

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