Woman shot dead by police on Tipperary Hill
Onondaga County District Attorney say a woman was fatally shot by police on Tipperary Hill in Syracuse early this morning.
Investigation is being carried out by the state Attorney General’s Office.
A large police presence were seen at the scene in the 200 block of Ulster Street.
Officials responded at about 1:38 a.m., to reports of a woman wielding an eight-inch knife on Ulster Street, reports said.
Police were notified by an AMR ambulance that the woman was going through alcohol withdrawal, according to dispatches.
Just over two hours later, a kitchen fire was reported at 216 Ulster St., according to dispatches.
Police were still on the scene when firefighters responded.
By 6:30 a.m., police still had most of the 200 block of Ulster Street blocked off. At least eight patrol cars were on the scene.
Just before 7 a.m., a member of the state Attorney General’s office arrived.
Syracuse police spokesperson Sgt. Matthew Malinowski confirmed that the Attorney General’s Office is investigating a shooting by an officer.
The AG Office’s involvement in fatal police shootings or incidents started in 2015 with an executive order by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.