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.