Woman, 92, Dies in Shootout With Police
A 92-year-old woman was shot to death Tuesday after she fired at three
narcotics officers trying to serve a warrant at her house, officials said.
Neighbors and relatives said it must have been a case of mistaken identity.
Police said they had the right address.
Police said the woman, whose name was not released, was the only person home
at the time, and had lived there for about 17 years.
As the plainclothes Atlanta police officers approached the house about 7
p.m., a woman inside started shooting, striking each of them, said Officer
Joe Cobb, a police spokesman. One was hit in the arm, another in a thigh and
the third in a shoulder.
The officers were taken to a hospital for treatment, and all three were
conscious and alert, police said.
Sarah Dozier, identified as a niece of the woman, told WAGA-TV that there
were never any drugs at the house.
“My aunt was in good health. I’m sure she panicked when they kicked that
door down,” Dozier said. “There was no reason they had to go in there and
shoot her down like a dog.”
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