Woman Killed by Police at Virginia Costco

    May 30, 2013
    Sean Patterson
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A Virginia woman was shot and killed this week after threatening police with a knife at a Costco in a Washington D.C.-area suburb.

According to a statement from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, officers responded to a report of a disorderly woman at a Costco in Sterling, Virginia. The woman, later identified as 38-year-old Mhai Scott, was reportedly threatening store employees with a knife and scissors.

Two deputies arrived at the store and attempted to subdue the woman with a Taser. According to the Sheriff’s office statement, the Taser was “ineffective” at stopping the woman. The deputy who was not using the Taser then fired multiple shots at the woman.

The woman died in the Costco and one deputy was taken to a nearby hospital for unnamed injuries sustained during the incident. The deputy is now in good condition.

According to an NBC 4 report, Scott was working at the Costco at the time of her death, handing out pizza samples to customers. Witnesses described Scott as making strange comments about the pizza.

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  • mark whittaker

    trust the yank cops,shoot first,shoot second an dont bother askin any questions. a loaded gun behind a trained officer Vs an unstable woman with a pair of sissors!!!!

  • http://ayala20032@yahoo.com Augustin Ayala

    She probably needed medication, instead she got at least five bullets.

  • http://yahoo John Moon

    If two trained officers cannot apprehend a disturbed female with scissors or knife needs to find a new line of work. She probably had a medical condition that needed medication.

  • burke

    2 big policemen heavily armed, belletproof vested killed a short Filipina woman threatening people with a pizza knife and scissor. Obviously excessive force, i hope they will pay it. The lady might be sick or mentally derailed but not an excuse to shoot 5 times…overkill. Kick her, throw some stuff on her for destruction, gang on her, there are so many ways to subdue a short asian lady.

  • Marc

    Cops, they can get away with murder. “Justifiable homicide” they are calling it. @The Loudoun County officers who did this: FOIA is going to get your names released to the public boys, I hope you’re (NOT) ready for that.