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Prescott police shoot fatally shoot woman they say pointed gun at officers

Prescott police officials say officers shot and killed a woman after she pointed a gun at them.

Officers with the Prescott and the Yavapai Prescott Tribal police departments responded to reports of multiple shots fired at a home near Second and Merritt streets Sunday afternoon.

A department spokesperson says a woman exited the home with a gun and pointed it at the emergency responders. Two Prescott police officers then shot the woman, who later died at a nearby hospital.

The incident is under investigation by the Arizona Department of Public Safety's Major Incidents Division.