An investigation into the death of a two-year-old girl and the wounding of the mother of the child by police in a quiet suburb of New York City
The tragic episode of events in Westchester County on Saturday afternoon began with a 911 from a woman she screams, "Come help me," WCBS-TV reported. The station quoted sources as saying that the phone call that brought the police home was a woman trying to harm a child.
The Police Department of Mamaroneck Village said in a press release that when the police arrived, the toddler needed medical attention.
"The officials started life-saving operations and called for an ambulance to be sent to the location," Police Sgt. Sandra DiRuzza told reporters at the scene, according to the station.
DiRuzza said the officers also met the child's 28-year-old mother, who came to the officers with a knife and stabbed two of them. Her injuries were not life threatening.
She said the police shot the woman when a stun gun could not stop her.
The toddler and her mother were taken to the hospital where the child died. The mother was treated. Their names have not been published.
The police said an Autospy would determine how the child died.