An 18-year-old woman was shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy in San Mateo County on Tuesday night, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said.
Deputies responded to a report of a violent female subject possibly armed at the Moonridge Housing Complex on Miramontes Point Road east of state Highway 1 around 9:20 p.m., San Mateo County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Rebecca Rosenblatt said.
A deputy who arrived at the scene and confronted the woman feared for his life and shot at her, Rosenblatt said.
Emergency crews were called to the scene and pronounced the woman dead, she said.
The San Mateo County coroner’s office was called to the scene in addition to detectives from the sheriff’s office, Rosenblatt said.
Deputies were not injured in the incident, according to Rosenblatt.
A joint investigation into the shooting is being conducted by the San Mateo County sheriff’s and district attorney’s offices.
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