Woman Fatally Shot by Montebello Police; LASD Investigating

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A woman was shot and killed by the police in Montebello Saturday afternoon after allegedly driving her car at an officer, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The shooting occurred around 4 p.m. in the 7700 bock of Telegraph Road in a Quality Inn Suites parking lot.

A young couple in their 20s where enjoying the day at the hotel pool when they began arguing, police said.

"Right now we're being told the boyfriend was flirting with another girl kind of thing," said Lt. John Corina. "His girlfriend getting jealous and getting upset about it." 

The woman allegedly fabricated a story that her boyfriend stole a purse and asked the front desk employee to call the police, according to Corina.

When officers arrived on the scene they began speaking with the woman's boyfriend.

She then allegedly got into her car, made a U-turn and drove the vehicle at the officer and her boyfriend, Montebello police said during a press conference.

"I'd say it's a horrible end to a domestic dispute," Corina said. "I mean this is no way for it to happen. I understand you jealous, you get mad. She gets emotional; she's been drinking all day and then ends up driving her car for the officer and her boyfriend."

The officer fired at least seven rounds through the windshield of the woman's black Nissan and hit the woman, Corina added.

She was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries, according to authorities.

The Department is assisting the Montebello Police Department with the investigation.

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