Report: Family says 83-year-old woman killed in Altavista officer-involved shooting

Posted at 10:47 AM, Sep 20, 2012
and last updated 2012-09-20 21:00:03-04

WDBJ7/Tim Saunders Reporting: According to family members, an 83-year-old woman was shot and killed by an Altavista police officer Wednesday night. 

Family members tell WDBJ7 that the woman called police because she thought someone was breaking into her home on 10th Street. After calling police, she tried walking to her sister's house. The woman's sister lives two doors up from her. As she was cutting through a backyard to her sister's house she was shot and killed by the officer, the family says.

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