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Tucson police ID woman fatally shot by 3 officers

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TUCSON, AZ (AP) -

Tucson police have identified a woman fatally shot by police officers over the weekend.

Police said 24-year-old Renee Witham was the woman shot by three officers early Saturday while the woman was raising a gun outside a Tucson home.

According to police, the shooting occurred after Witham called 911 and said she was going to commit suicide.

Police said Witham took a gun out of a holster on her hip and began raising it when she saw officers arriving at the home.

Police said Witham disregarded commands to drop the gun.

A man standing next to Witham also was shot by officers. The man suffered non-life threatening injuries.

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