LARGO — An armed woman was shot and killed after exchanging gunfire with Largo police officers on Wednesday, the agency said.
The incident started at about 11:15 a.m. at the St. Pete Auto Auction at 14950 Roosevelt Blvd. An armed woman was pointing her gun at people there, according to police.
Officers were sent to the scene. Then the woman was reported to be running west on Roosevelt Boulevard toward 49th Street.
Largo officers encountered her at the intersection of Roosevelt Boulevard and Frontage Road. They ordered her to put the gun down, police said, but she started firing.
One of her rounds struck the windshield of a police vehicle, police said. She kept running south on Frontage Road and officers chased after her.
Then the woman fired on them again, police said. They fired back, striking her.
The woman was given medical aid at the scene, police said, then taken to Northside Hospital for treatment. She later died of her wounds there. No officers or anyone else involved in the incident was injured.
Largo police did not release the name of the woman or say what led to the shooting. The agency also did not say what kind of weapon she used, how many shots she fired, how many officers fired their weapons or how many shots they fired.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the officers’ actions under a new agreement Largo police made with the state agency to handle all shootings involving the agency’s officers and the death of anyone who dies while in police custody.