TACOMA — A 56-year-old woman shot by Tacoma police earlier this month threw a knife at two officers before one officer fired at her, court documents say.
The woman was struck in the shoulder and calf. Nobody else was injured.
On Monday, the woman pleaded not guilty to first-degree assault and was ordered held on $200,000 bail.
On July 2, a woman was reported waving a knife at a restaurant in the 3800 block of Pacific Avenue. Officers spotted the woman outside holding a brown paper bag with a knife handle sticking out of it. After she repeatedly ignored commands to put down the knife, one of the officers used his baton to try and knock the knife from her hand, records say.
The woman held onto the bag with the knife and police backed up about 15 feet.
The officer involved in the shooting is 24 and joined the department 10 months ago.
He was placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation, which is standard procedure after a police shooting.