A woman was killed by an officer’s bullet Saturday night when she stormed into the Houston Police Department’s downtown police station with a knife.

The woman came into the station on Travis Street near Dallas Street and said she wanted to speak with an investigator.

Officers turned the woman away for a history of bringing weapons into the downtown station building.

After a few moments of pacing outside the station, officers said she came back inside screaming with a knife over her head.

“She was yelling and screaming, ‘Shoot me, kill me. I want to end this,'” HPD spokesperson Nate McDuell said. “She was also stabbing herself in the head and in the stomach.”

An officer attempted to use his Taser gun to subdue the woman, but was unsuccessful. A second officer fired a bullet into the woman’s chest after she lunged at him, a report said.

The woman was pronounced dead upon arrival at a local hospital.

Brandon De Hoyos is a journalist in Houston, Texas. He can be reached at brandon.dehoyos@yahoo.com

Source: http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=local&id=5278150

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