Deputies Kill Woman Armed With Rifle During Domestic Dispute

CLEVELAND (May 21, 2014) Several Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies who shot and killed a woman they say pointed a rifle at them during a domestic dispute were on paid administrative leave Wednesday.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office did not immediately release the name of the woman who died in the confrontation Tuesday night at a home in Cleveland.

The deputies responded Tuesday night to a report of a family violence situation and arrived to find the house on fire, sheriff’s Lt. Brady Fitzgerald said.

Then an armed woman emerged from the burning home and pointed a rifle at deputies, he said.

The woman threatened the deputies before the officers fired, authorities said.

She died at the scene.

Further details were not immediately released Wednesday.