Redding police ID woman who was fatally shot after striking officer with car


A 62-year-old woman shot and killed by police after hitting an officer with her car and trapping him under a tire has been identified, authorities said Friday.

Dolores Hernandez, of Marysville, was killed in an officer-involved shooting in a busy shopping area in Redding, police said in a statement Thursday.

Officers were called to the Discovery Village shopping center in Redding Wednesday evening, where Hernandez was yelling and cursing at employees and customers inside a pizza restaurant, police said.

The woman finally left but continued to cause a disturbance in the parking lot for about 20 minutes before a security guard who had confronted her called police, the statement said.

Officers found the woman in a car and when she tried to leave she backed up, hitting an officer and pinning him under a tire, police said.

To keep the car from moving, another officer shot out a tire, then shot at the woman and fatally wounded her, police said.

The officer who was struck by her car was treated at a hospital. He was released and is expected to make a full recovery, police said.

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