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Woman wounded in police shooting at Baldwin Village apartment

November 20, 2011 | 11:33 am

A mentally ill woman was wounded when she was shot by police after a confrontation in a Baldwin Village apartment early Saturday.

KTLA reported that LAPD officers responded to a domestic disturbance call at an apartment complex on Santa Rosalia Drive near August Street about 5 a.m. Saturday. They found Kamesha Davidson, 30, fighting with her mother inside the apartment.

Davidson allegedly brandished a stick with nails and bit an officer. She was shot once in the stomach and taken to a local hospital, where she was in stable condition.

Police told KTLA the fight began after Davidson's mother accused her of not taking her medication and was concerned that she would harm her 3-year-old niece.

Neighbors said Davidson was diagnosed with schizophrenia but was not violent. The officer-involved shooting is under investigation.


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