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CHP Shoots, Kills 52-Year-Old Woman

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A woman was shot and killed by a California Highway Patrol officer last night. The incident occurred just off the freeway exit near Hellman and Garfield Avenues in Alhambra around 11:10 p.m. after officers pulled her over for speeding and driving erratically in her BMW sedan on the eastbound 10 freeway.

As the officers approached the vehicle, she allegedly brandished a gun, prompting one of the officers to use deadly force shooting one round into her chest. Upon further investigation, it was found that the alleged weapon was a replica, according to LA County Sheriff's. "There was a replica firearm recovered at the scene of crime," sheriff's Lt. David Dolson told KNBC. "It's virtually indistinguishable from a regular operating handgun." The woman, whose name has not been released, died at the hospital.

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