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[url]http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/11/22/woman.shot.ap/index.html[/url]

[QUOTE]ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) -- Narcotics officers were justified in returning fire on a 92-year-old woman they shot to death as they tried to serve a warrant at her house, a police official said.

Neighbors and relatives said it was a case of mistaken identity. But police said the woman, identified as Kathryn Johnston, was the only resident in the house at the time and had lived there for about 17 years.

Assistant Chief Alan Dreher said the officers had a legal warrant and "knocked and announced" before they forced open the door. He said they were justified in shooting once they were fired upon. (Watch niece's fury at police shooting )

As the plainclothes Atlanta police officers approached the house about 7 p.m. Monday, a woman inside started shooting, striking each of them, said Officer Joe Cobb, a police spokesman.

One was hit in the arm, another in a thigh and the third in a shoulder. The officers were taken to a hospital for treatment, and all three were conscious and alert, police said.

Sarah Dozier, identified as a niece of the woman, told WAGA-TV that there were never any drugs at the house.

"My aunt was in good health. I'm sure she panicked when they kicked that door down," Dozier said. "There was no reason they had to go in there and shoot her down like a dog."

The Rev. Markel Hutchins, a civil rights leader, said Johnston's family deserves an apology.

"Of the police brutality cases we've had, this is the most egregious because of the woman's age," Hutchins said.

Hutchins said he would try to meet with Atlanta Police Chief Richard Pennington and would also meet with lawyers.[/QUOTE]

Now here is something you don't read about every day. I am interested that a 92 year old woman would be able to fire off a gun and not be knocked down by its kick.

[QUOTE]Assistant Chief Alan Dreher said the officers had a legal warrant and "knocked and announced" before they forced open the door. He said they were justified in shooting once they were fired upon.[/QUOTE]

Ok standard procedure here, if they knocked and announced who they were and they were serving a warrant and nobody answered the door they have the right to kick the ****er in.

[QUOTE]"My aunt was in good health. I'm sure she panicked when they kicked that door down," Dozier said. "There was no reason they had to go in there and shoot her down like a dog."[/QUOTE]

Umm maybe you didn't here, she shot 3 cops dumbass! The police announced what they were doing and she refused to open up, that is ground for a forced entry. She then shot 3 officers, which in turn she was turned into swiss cheese. Do not make it sound like they just gunned down an innocent old lady because they were bored.

[QUOTE]"Of the police brutality cases we've had, this is the most egregious because of the woman's age," Hutchins said.[/QUOTE]

Where is the brutality! Just because she is old does not mean she is immune from shooting 3 cops. The lady fire upon officers, placing their lives in danger. Which is grounds to return fire, she got what she deserved. Sadly this is going to turn into another "OMG the cops are evil!" law suit where there will be a settlement for the family even though the actions taken by the police were justified.

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