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Police: Woman Killed in Officer-involved Shooting Had .145 BAC

ANKENY, Iowa – Police have released more details about an officer involved shooting in Ankeny on July 5.

According to the Ankeny Police Department, Officer Aaron King shot Denise Boyd, 59, after she pointed a gun at King and his partner.

Police were called to 900 block of SW Springfield Drive shortly after 5:15 p.m. on July 5 for a report of  suicidal resident with a gun. Officer King encountered Boyd, who refused to drop the weapon, when the shooting happened.

According to a press release, Boyd had a blood-alcohol content of 0.145 when she was admitted to Mercy Hospital where she died of her injuries. Autopsy reports indicate Boyd died as a result of two gunshot wounds.

The case is expected to be presented by Polk County prosecutors to a grand jury that is investigating the incident on August 25.

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