Commander Eric Protzman said officers responded to the area of 10th and Sycamore streets around 6 p.m. in reference to a disturbance call. Protzman said when officers arrived on scene subjects took off running from the area. One of the subjects, a woman pulled out a weapon and fired at officers. He said one officer returned fire and shot and killed the woman. Protzman said authorities are still working to positively identify the woman who is reported to be a St. Joseph resident.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol has been called in to investigate the incident. The officer involved in the shooting was not injured and has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the investigation.
Roads in the area were still closed off as of 8 p.m. and could continue to be closed for some time. As more information becomes available we will post an update.