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Antioch woman shot by police after refusing commands to drop gun

Posted: Updated: Feb 12, 2014 01:50 AM

An Antioch woman was critically wounded after police say she refused repeated commands to drop her gun Tuesday evening.

The incident began around 4:45 p.m. at the Cambridge Forest Townhomes in the 1500 block of Bridgecrest Drive when 52-year-old Pamela Hutcherson reportedly fired shots at a dog.

Hutcherson's 30-year-old daughter called police, relayed the incident and said her mother was now threatening to kill herself.

The daughter also stated three other people were inside the residence.  Her three-year-old son, husband, and brother were upstairs.

When officers arrived, the front door of the home was open and they witnessed Hutcherson armed with a pistol.

They repeatedly told her to drop the weapon, but she refused and tried to shut the door.

When an officer kicked the door back open, Hutcherson stated she was going to kill herself and attempted to shut the door again.

An officer kicked it open for a second time, then Hutcherson allegedly pointed the pistol at police.

Officers fired in defense, critically injuring Hutcherson.  She was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with multiple gunshot wounds.

No one else was injured.

Hutcherson's daughter told authorities her mother was depressed and upset over family issues.

The two officers involved in the incident will be on routine administrative assignment while the investigation continues.

Further details were not immediately released.

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