▶SOUTH PASADENA PO­LICE SHOOT, KILL WOMAN BRAN­DISH­ING BB GUN:

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SOUTH PASADENA (AP) — South Pasadena po­lice have killed a woman they say pointed a BB gun at them.

The shoot­ing oc­curred shortly be­fore 2 p.m. Thurs­day in the small Los Angeles sub­urb.

The Los Angeles County Sher­iff’s Depart­ment says po­lice went to an apart­ment to check on a 49-year-old woman with a pos­si­ble med­i­cal con­di­tion.

Au­thor­i­ties say she was hav­ing seizures and also ap­peared to have men­tal health prob­lems.

Paramedics and a men­tal health clin­i­cian were called.

The Sher­iff’s Depart­ment says au­thor­i­ties talked to the woman for more than 90 min­utes, of­fer­ing her med­i­cal care but she was un­co­op­er­a­tive.

Of­fi­cers said the woman fi­nally got what ap­peared to be a hand­gun and was shot when she pointed it at them.

It turned out to be a BB gun. The shoot­ing is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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