Authorities Identify Woman Killed by Torrance Police After She Allegedly Tried to Hit Officers With Car

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Authorities Tuesday identified a woman who was shot and killed by Torrance Police officers after she allegedly tried to ram them with her car.

Michelle Lee Shirley, 39, was allegedly driving recklessly about 2:30 p.m. Monday afternoon when police were alerted and she led officers on a short pursuit. At one point she was seen driving on the wrong side of the road and had crashed into vehicles, police said.

Officers surrounded her vehicle near the intersection of Cabrillo Avenue and Sepulveda Boulevard and she allegedly hit a officer with her Ford Fusion and at least two officers fired their weapons into the car, cellphone video taken at the scene showed.

"The vehicle accelerated in reverse striking an occupied Torrance Police vehicle and then accelerated forward striking a second occupied marked Torrance Police vehicle," police officials said in a news release.

One of the officers suffered moderate injuries during the incident, officials said.

Shirley was rushed to a hospital, where she was eventually pronounced dead.

The shooting remains under investigation.

KTLA's Steve Bien contributed to this story.