POTEAU, Okla. (AP) — A state investigation is underway after a Poteau police officer shot and killed a woman in her home while responding to a domestic disturbance.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation announced it’s looking into the Wednesday morning shooting death of 39-year-old Mary Lawrence.
The OSBI says a preliminary investigation shows the officer told Lawrence to show her hands and saw that she was holding a knife.
The OSBI reports the officer told her to drop the knife, but instead she charged at the officer, who then shot her.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.