Woman killed in shooting involving a Sarasota Co. Deputy

Woman killed in shooting involving a Sarasota Co. Deputy
One woman is dead following an officer-involved shooting (Source: WWSB)

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Sarasota Sheriff’s officials have released more information on the 63-year-old woman who was killed in an officer-involved shooting.

The incident happened Sunday night at Corey Road and Dyer Lane. Deputies say they responded to the area for a report of a battery. Family members says that Adrean Stephenson was threatening self-harm with a broken wine glass.

By the time officers arrived on scene, Stephenson had left. After a short search of the area, deputies located her on foot near the intersection of the two roads.

Once confronted, deputies say she brandished a knife. Officers tased the woman but deputies say she continued to ignore instructions. An officer fired his agency-issued weapon.

Stephenson was declared dead on the scene. Officers provided CPR until EMS arrived.

The deputy involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave.

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