As we previously reported, officers responded to the area of 10th and Sycamore streets around 6 p.m. in reference to a disturbance call. Commander Eric 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. The patrol was called in to investigate the incident.
According to a news release from the patrol, the suspect fatally shot Sunday around 6:18 p.m. at the intersection of 10th and Pacific streets has been identified as Baby Girl “Samantha” Hennard, 25 of St. Joseph. An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday.
The patrol said next of kin has been notified and that the patrol is continuing to investigate the shooting.
Protzman said the officer involved in the shooting was not injured and has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the investigation.