FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — The family of a Johns Creek woman who died in a police-involved shooting is demanding answers.
Police told Channel 2 Action News they received a call early Saturday about a woman with mental illness who left her home with a knife.
Police said they encountered 36-year-old Shukri Ali Said near Northview High School, and after an attempt to stop her with a taser and shooting her with rubber bullets, two officers ultimately shot her. She later died at the hospital.
"When officers responded to the scene they did encounter Ms. Said, and they provided multiple verbal commands, asking her to drop the knife," GBI spokeswoman, Nelly Miles, told Channel 2's Mike Petchenik. "She did not relinquish the knife, and they eventually deployed less than lethal methods to get her to drop the knife that included a taser. We are the fact finders. We are requested to conduct an independent, thorough investigation to get to the bottom of what occurred."
The head of Georgia’s chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations said the family called to get her help with her bipolar disorder, and the family never expected this outcome.
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