A Costco Employee Is Fatally Shot After Allegedly Threatening Officers

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Department in Virginia was called to the Costco because the worker was acting strange.

1. A woman who witnesses said was handing out pizza samples at a Costco in Sterling, Va., was shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies Wednesday after allegedly threatening them with a knife.

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Loudoun Co. Sheriff


LCSO Investigating Shooting at Costco in Sterling, Scene is Contained & Secure.

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3. Witnesses said the suspect, a contracted employee who was handing out pizza, was acting “strangely” and authorities were called.

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4. Loudoun County Sheriff Michael Chapman told reporters that the woman was holding a knife when officers approached her. She did not respond to orders to drop the weapon and then she charged the officers.

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5. Authorities attempted to use a Taser to stop the woman, but that did not work. Shots were then fired, killing the woman. An officer who responded to the scene was also injured.

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6. Chapman said the investigation into the shooting was continuing.

via ABC 7.

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