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Woman shot, wounded by Long Beach police as she allegedly attacked man

March 17, 2011 |  7:23 pm

A woman holding a sharp object was shot and critically wounded Thursday by a Long Beach Police Department officer after a Taser failed to stop her from attacking a man, authorities said.

The shooting occurred about 2:50 p.m. in the 3100 block of Pine Avenue, a few minutes after the officer responded to a report of a person screaming, police department spokeswoman Nancy Pratt said.

“The officer immediately ordered the woman to drop the sharp object, but she continued in her attack,” Pratt said. “The officer then deployed a Taser, which was ineffective. At that point, the officer-involved shooting occurred.

“Both the male victim and the female suspect were transported to a local hospital,” Pratt added. “The male was listed in critical condition. The female was listed in extremely critical condition.”

Authorities were unable to provide details about the identity of the individuals involved or their relationship.

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