FIVE CORNERS, Wash. (KOIN) — A woman who crashed a car, walked away from the scene and then tried to force her way into a nearby home was shot to death by Clark County deputies late Sunday afternoon.
The single-vehicle crash happened around 4:20 p.m. at 76th Street and 94th Avenue, the sheriff’s office said. Witnesses said the woman driver was driving erratically before the crash, and then walked away while yelling.
About 20 minutes later, the woman tried to get into a home a few blocks north of the crash scene, but the homeowner was able to keep her out, authorities said.
Deputies arrived and saw the woman in the backyard of a home at 9606 NE 81st Street. She attacked the deputies with a hammer and a knife, officials said, and was then shot by the deputies.
She died at the scene. The deputies weren’t hurt.
UPDATE: The Clark County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday identified the woman as Amy Jean McCoy, 38, of Portland.
The two deputies involved in the shooting were identified as Deputy Joseph Mc Loughlin, 54. He has been with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office 27 years. The second deputy involved was Deputy Thomas Yoder, 36. He has been with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office 10 years.
Both deputies are currently assigned to the patrol division.