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GARDEN CITY, Mo. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City sheriff’s deputy fatally shot a woman after being called to a home to check on the welfare of a resident there, authorities said.

The shooting happened after deputies were called to a Garden City home around 3:40 p.m. Monday for a welfare check, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

The woman was identified Tuesday as 42-year-old Crystal Guhr.

When deputies arrived, they reported encountering a woman on the front porch of the home holding a gun. The deputies yelled repeatedly for Guhr to drop the gun, but she instead pointed the gun at deputies, officials said. One deputy fired his service weapon, hitting Guhr, according to the department.

She died later at a hospital.

The shooting remains under investigation.

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RidgewoodDad

I'm just an East Coast liberal who's been around for 60 years and found myself scratching my head at this story. Are we to believe that in this day and age of national uproar against police on black violence, a black woman had police drive up on her and SHE points a gun at them? Unless this is a "death by cop" suicide incident, who in this day and age is able to believe this? Excuse me for sounding incredulous to the story but is this Midwest "policing" and their official reporting of it?

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