Tacoma Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting involving a suicidal woman.

Around 9:30 p.m. officers responded to the 3500 block of Fawcett Ave to reports of a suicidal woman with a gun.

When they arrived on scene they found the woman holding a semi-automatic pistol.

Officers ordered the woman to put the gun down but at one point she pointed the gun before advancing on them. The woman was shot by police and taken to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The officers are on standard paid administrative leave while the incident is being investigated.

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