UPDATE: Woman arrested in Newport News officer-involved shooting

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by Eric Kane, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on March 3, 2014 at 7:10 PM

Updated Saturday, Mar 8 at 12:18 AM

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UPDATE 3/7: Laura Kathryn Brown, 29, has been arrested and charged with three counts of brandishing a firearm in connection with the officer involved shooting. She has also been charged with one count each of assault and battery and attempting to enter the property of another with the intent to damage property.

UPDATE 3/4: Police say the 29-year-old Hampton woman involved in the officer-involved shooting on Monday was also involved in an attempted aggravated assault at the same residence the previous day.

Police say the woman got into a physical altercation around 1 p.m. with a 29-year-old male who was an acquaintance and lives at the residence. 

The woman remains in the hospital with non-life threatening injures.
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NEWPORT NEWS --  Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in the 900 block of Hollymeade Circle in Newport News.   

According to Newport News Police spokeswoman Holly McPherson, officers responded to a call for a disorderly subject around 4:30 p.m. 

The caller advised that the female was in a truck and was known to carry a firearm.  When officers approached the suspect vehicle, the 29-year-old woman displayed a handgun. 

"They kept telling her, get out of the car, get out of the car, and then I heard one of the officers say she has a gun," said Catina Lane who watched the shooting from her home.

After refusing orders to drop the gun, the officers fired their duty weapons at the female suspect, McPherson said. The woman was taken to the hospital with what appear to be non-life threatening gunshot wounds.

McPherson said no officers were injured during the incident.  

The officers involved have been placed on paid administrative leave.

Stay with 13News Now and WVEC.com for the latest details. 

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