ANKENY, Iowa–Ankeny police say they don’t plan to release the officer’s name who fatally shot a suicidal woman until the Division of Criminal Investigation finishes its investigation.
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Ankeny police say an officer shot and killed a woman after they report that she pointed a semi-automatic weapon at them Saturday night.
Chief Gary Mikulec released a statement Saturday night about the incident at 915 SW Springfield Road. He said a caller told authorities at 5:17p.m. that a resident at the address was armed with a gun and suicidal.
Mikulec said Marilyn Boyd, 59, held a semi-automatic firearm. She refused to drop the weapon and then pointed it at an officer, Mikulec said. That is when he said the officer shot Boyd. Boyd later died at the hospital.
The department did not release the name of the officer but said the officer had five years experience with Ankeny police.
The Division of Criminal Investigation will now look into the shooting.