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Deputy Fatally Shoots Rosemead Woman

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ROSEMEAD (CBS) — A sheriff’s deputy in Rosemead Wednesday fatally shot a woman wielding a hammer.

Deputies were called to the 9300 block of Valley Boulevard at 3:38 p.m., said Lt. Mary Leef of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau.

Officials say the mentally unstable woman was threatening people outside a medical clinic. When deputies arrived, the woman allegedly threatened them as well.

Deputies reportedly attempted to subdue the woman before opening fire. The circumstances of the shooting are under investigation by homicide detectives.

The dead woman was identified only as a “female Asian adult.”

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