A woman who allegedly brandished weapons at California Highway Patrol officers who encountered her on a Glendale (2) Freeway interchange has died after being shot and wounded during the confrontation, according to multiple media reports.
The shooting occurred at 9:11 a.m. Saturday when officers responded to the Glendale (2) Freeway transition to the Ventura (134) Freeway, said CHP Officer Chris Baldonado. The officers responded to a call of a woman whose white sedan was blocking the far right lane of the interchange and that she was brandishing a weapon.
The woman had ``a couple of weapons'' when two officers arrived, Baldonado said. ``She refused multiple commands to drop the weapons and an officer-involved shooting occurred,'' he said. The woman toppled over a low guardrail and landed on westbound Ventura Freeway lanes below, Baldonado said.
Officers and paramedics rendered aid to the woman and she was transported to a hospital in unknown condition, he said. He could not confirm the woman died at the hospital although broadcasnews outlets reported she did.
A SigAlert was issued shutting down the westbound Ventura Freeway at Harvey Road for the shooting investigation. The SigAlert was canceled at 6:20 p.m.