A woman who was armed with a knife was shot and killed by Nevada County deputies Thursday afternoon, according to the district attorney’s office.The Nevada County Regional Dispatch Center received a call around 1 p.m. about a person walking in the middle of Alta Sierra Drive with two small children, the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office said.Both children are believed to be under 5 years old, officials said. Their relationship to the woman is unknown. The sheriff’s office said the reporting parties told officials the adult was possibly under the influence.Two deputies were able to make contact with the woman, and at some point, one of the deputies fired his service weapon five times. The woman died after the shooting, officials said.The circumstances surrounding the shooting remain unclear.Officials said the children are both with Child Protective Services and are unharmed.Grass Valley resident Joslin Quist was in her backyard playing with her four young boys when she said she heard a commotion out front.”I kept hearing more shouting and then I started hearing kids screaming, like little kids screaming,” Quist explained.She lives a few houses away from the intersection where the shooting happened. Quist explains that what she heard next scared her.”I hear four gunshots, so I like got really scared and rushed the kids inside, and said guys get inside right now,” Quist said.At about 4:30 p.m., the Nevada County District Attorney’s Office released a statement saying it would be taking over the investigation.”The District Attorney’s Office will be investigating the shooting to determine if the force used was justified and lawful,” the Nevada County District’s Attorney Office said on Facebook.”We believe there was only one deputy sheriff who was involved in the shooting itself,” said Assistant District Attorney Chris Walsh. “This is a preliminary estimate, but we believe there was five shots that were fired. We do believe from the preliminary information that we have, that the decedent was armed with a knife, and that’s what resulted in the shooting.”Walsh confirmed the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office does not have body cameras for its deputies but dashcam video does exist.”We haven’t had the opportunity yet to carefully go through that footage, but we have confirmed it does exist, and in the next hours or couple of days, we’ll obviously be going through that very carefully,” Walsh said.Both sheriff’s deputies involved were put on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation. No other details were released.Stay with KCRA 3 for the latest.CORRECTION: An alert previously sent out on the incident mistakenly identified the person involved as a man.
A woman who was armed with a knife was shot and killed by Nevada County deputies Thursday afternoon, according to the district attorney’s office.
The Nevada County Regional Dispatch Center received a call around 1 p.m….
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