Officials: Armed, suicidal woman shot by Orange County deputy



Officials said an Orange County deputy was forced to open fire on an armed and suicidal woman Saturday afternoon.

Deputies responded to West Colonial Drive for a distraught and possibly suicidal woman shortly before 1:00 p.m. Officials said the woman was reportedly distraught because she had to put her dog down earlier in the day.

According to investigators, the woman was armed with a gun and pointed it at responding deputies. One deputy was in fear for his life and opened fire on the woman, officials said.

The woman barricaded herself in a business on the 6800 block of West Colonial Drive after the shots were fired. Investigators said the standoff has since ended and the woman was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound.

Deputies said nearby businesses were evacuated as a precaution.

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