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Woman with handgun shot and killed by Madison police

BY ANNA DURRETT / REPORTER

Madison police shot and killed a woman who pointed a handgun at them early Saturday morning, according to the Madison City Police Department.

Madison resident Deborah Jo Day, 55, was shot outside, near her home in the 100 block of Michael Avenue. Day was transported to Huntsville Hospital where she later died.

The Madison County 911 Center received multiple calls at approximately 3:49 a.m. about a white woman with a handgun walking on Michael Avenue threatening to shoot her neighbors.

Madison police arrived at the scene and made repeated demands for Day to drop her weapon. Day proceeded to raise the gun toward the officers and she was shot.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident. The Madison City Police Department is conducting an internal review. The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave. No officers were injured.

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Update: Madison woman shot and killed by police struggled with mental illness

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