Woman with knife fatally shot by Oil City police
By Michael Hasch
Published: Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 10:21 p.m.
Police in Venango County on Tuesday night shot and killed a woman who they say was attacking an officer with a knife.
Troopers were called to investigate the shooting by Oil City police that occurred shortly before 9 p.m. along Central Avenue, said Capt. Steve J. Ignatz, commanding officer of state police Troop E based in Erie.
“Preliminary indications are that the officers were responding to a call of a person with reported mental issues,” Ignatz said. “We were told that the woman approached an officer with a knife and that person shot and killed her.”
No other information was immediately available.
Michael Hasch is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7820 or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Madoff cut dead client’s payout by creating fake loss, jury told
- Sandy Hook 911 calls fuel sensitivity debate
- Laskey, Jacobs honored for youth soccer commitment
- Ex-Steeler WR Wallace: It was a ‘challenge’ for Haley to use me
- Ex-Penguin Kennedy ‘emotional’ about return
- Ex-Penguins winger Kennedy ‘emotional’ about return
- Minus team’s 5 leading scorers from last year, Yough boys look to compete
- Kovacevic: Got proof on Tomlin? Let’s hear it
- Worker finds man’s body in Monessen
- Range looks to sell Texas drilling assets
- Drug company buys Duquesne prof’s cancer research