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Deputy shoots, kills woman at Va. Costco store

Thursday - 5/30/2013, 12:20am  ET

STERLING, Va. (AP) -- A woman who authorities say went at two Loudoun County Sheriff's deputies with a knife and scissors was fatally shot by deputies at a Sterling-area Costco store.

The shooting occurred about 3 p.m. Wednesday. Two deputies had been called to respond to a disorderly conduct complaint.

Officials say the deputies ordered the woman to drop the weapons, but she advanced on them. Authorities say one deputy used a stun gun on the woman, but it was ineffective.

Police say the second deputy fired several shots, killing the woman. She was identified as 38-year-old Mhai Scott of Sterling.

Authorities say Scott worked for Club Demonstration Services, who provides services to Costco. The Washington Post reports Scott had been serving pizza.

One deputy was injured. He was treated and released at a local hospital.


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