Woman fatally shot by San Antonio police officer identified

Officer involved shooting



The deceased woman has been identified as 43-year-old Kirsten Kloppe, according to the Medical Examiners Office.


Authorities are responding to a reported officer-involved shooting Saturday afternoon on the city's North Side.

Police were called to 13600 Bluff Circle at about 3 p.m. for a welfare check. A woman in her early 40's called authorities, stating that she was stalked and her computer was being interfered, said Police Chief William McManus.

When officers arrived, a woman was locked inside a bedroom. McManus said officers asked if the woman was armed and she said she didn't have a weapon. Police barged in the door and found the woman holding a glock pistol to her head, McManus said. The officers tried to disarm her, but at one point the pistol was pointing at one of their heads, when a female officer with six years experienced fired one shot to the woman's abdomen.

The woman was pronounced dead at University Hospital.

Neighbors said the woman has a history of mental illness.

This is the second officer-involved shooting this week. Officer Paul Armendariz was stabbed in the hand, then he shot and killed a robbery suspect Thursday night who rode a BMX bike in the middle of Loop 410.

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