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The police shot and wounded a mother who attacked her with a knife on Saturday afternoon in a house in Mamaroneck
The officers shot the woman after she had a 2 1/2 Years old was later declared dead; the extent of the child's injuries was not clear
The department said that the officers had acted "within the guidelines and training of the department" during the call
The police shot and wounded a knife-wielding mother in a domestic conversation that It is not clear what led to the death of the child in which the police were receiving medical treatment and Chestnut Avenue in Mamaroneck responded to a phone call about the death of the 2 1
"I would call this a tragedy," said Sgt. Sandra DiRuzza of Mamaroneck Police Station
Police in the village said that officials responded to the emergency call in the house and the child They offered help and called an ambulance before they shot the mother, who ordered them to show their hands before stabbing them with a knife n.
Authorities said the officials tried to overpower them with a stun gun. When this effort proved unsuccessful, one of them opened the fire.
A law enforcement agency told News 4 on Saturday that the girl had a cardiac arrest when she was taken to hospital; The police later said that she was pronounced dead. The medical examiners will do an autopsy to see how she died.
The girl's mother was also hospitalized. Her condition was not provided.
Village police said the mother injured two of the officers, and two others were taken to the hospital for evaluation. All four should survive their injuries.
Village police said in a statement that officers "acted within the department's policies and training" and that it seems to be an isolated incident.
No charges were made in this case.