Fatal shooting on I-394

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A Golden Valley police officer fatally shot an armed driver Thursday afternoon on westbound I-394 near U.S. 169.

The officer tried to stop the car about 1 p.m., but the driver continued driving for a half-mile beyond the desired stopping point. The woman finally pulled over near the Hopkins Crossroad overpass, reported the Pioneer Press.

The unidentified woman was alone in her vehicle, a white Honda Civic with California plates. She was in possession of a handgun, "and was subsequently fatally shot by the police officer," reported the Star Tribune.

It was unclear whether or not the woman fired her weapon.

This was the second fatal officer involved shooting in the last month involving a woman and a "busy metro freeway," reported the Pioneer Press.

Debra K. Doree of Landfall was fatally shot on Sept. 3 by state trooper David Kalinoff after fleeing a traffic stop with suspicion of drug possession. Methamphetamine was later recovered from her car.

The officer involved in Thursday's shooting was not hurt, but he was placed on temporary administrative leave, which is standard protocol.

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