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Melissa Ventura, 24
Yuma, Arizona
July 06, 2016

Agencies: Yuma County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Bureau Arizona

Last updated: 5 months ago

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Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a mother of three by two sheriff’s deputies in Yuma County, Ariz.

Melissa Ventura, 24, was shot to death by two Yuma County Sheriff Deputies who responded to a domestic abuse call on Tuesday evening, according to the Yuma Sun.

“I don’t know what happened. She was mother of three, and she lived for her kids,” the victim’s sister Tiffany Ventura told KYMA. “She was the heart and soul of my family…I don’t know what we are going to do without her the only thing I can say is that her kids will know how much she loved them.”

Sgt. Lori Franklin said that when the police arrived, Ventura attacked them with a knife, KYMA reported. Both deputies shot Ventura. She was transported to the hospital but did not survive her injuries. The Yuma Police Department is currently investigating this incident.

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