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Arlington police fatally shoot woman

Arlington police were responding to a suicide call.
Arlington police were responding to a suicide call. WFAA

A 51-year-old Arlington woman who was fatally shot by police responding to a suicide call at her house has been identified.

Shirley Weis was pronounced dead at 11:08 a.m. Sunday, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner.

Police responded to the call at 10 a.m. Sunday in the 700 block of East Mitchell Street after a man called 911 from a local church and said his wife was suicidal and possibly had a handgun, Arlington police spokesman Chris Cook wrote in a news release.

He said he didn’t know why the man went to the church.

Cook said the woman would not come to her front door to talk to police after they arrived at her house. Twenty to 30 minutes later, she got in her vehicle in a garage in back and was driving out toward the front of the house when officers tried to make contact with her, according to the news release.

She then pointed a handgun at police, Cook said.

“Two officers discharged their duty handguns at the woman while she was still inside the vehicle pointing the gun toward them,” Cook wrote.

She was taken to the Medical Center of Arlington.

Cook said the officers will be placed on administrative leave for two days.

Monica S. Nagy: 817-390-7792, @MonicaNagyFWST

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