El Cajon police shoot woman pointing shotgun at officer
An El Cajon police officer shot an apparently emotionally distraught 35-year-old woman who pointed a shotgun at him Sunday, police said.
The woman had called police and offered to turn in the weapon. But negotiations between the woman and an officer and then a crisis counselor failed.
The woman, identified as Jamie Fitzgerald, was apparently shot three times as she pointed the shotgun at the officer, police said. She was taken to the hospital; her condition is unknown.
The officer was described as a 23-year veteran of the Police Department.
--Tony Perry in San Diego