19-year-old woman shot and killed by San Jose police pointed cordless drill at officers

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San Jose police investigate the scene of an officer involved shooting in the 700 block of Blossom Hill Rd. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. There were reports that a San Jose police officer or officers shot a woman who was reported to be threatening to shoot members of her family in south San Jose near the Oakridge Mall. (AP Photo/Bay Area News Group, Patrick Tehan)


SAN JOSE, California — San Jose police say an officer shot and killed a 19-year-old woman who threatened to shoot members of her family.

Police Sgt. Heather Randol said officers received a call Thursday morning about somebody threatening to kill family members with an Uzi assault weapon.

They went to a town house about two blocks of Eastridge Mall and told the woman to come outside and put her weapon down.

Randol said moments later, she came out pointing an object at police and an officer opened fire.

The object turned out to be a cordless drill that was painted black.

The woman was taken to the hospital, where she later died.

The officer, identified as Wakana Okuma, has been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation into the deadly encounter.

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