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Melissa C Boarts, 36
Auburn, Alabama
April 03, 2016

Agencies: Alabama State Bureau of Investigation | Auburn Police Department Alabama

Last updated: 2 months ago

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Auburn police officers shot and killed an armed woman they deemed a threat Sunday afternoon after responding to a call for assistance amid reports of a suicidal driver on Interstate 85.

Authorities in Macon and Lee counties became involved after unspecified complaints of a female driver displaying suicidal tendencies. Auburn officers located the vehicle she was driving while it was traveling southbound on I-85 toward Macon County, a police press release reported.

After following it for several miles, the driver stopped on Red Creek Road in Macon County. There, she "exited her vehicle armed with a weapon and charged the officers in a threatening manner, at which time the officers discharged their weapons, striking the driver," the release stated.

The woman died at the scene as a result of her injuries.

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