Timestamp8/20/14 17:39
Date Searched19-Sep-12
StateVA - Virginia
Agency NameAltavista Police Department
Victim NameDelma Towler
Victim's Age83
Victim's GenderFemale
Hispanic or Latino OriginNot of Hispanic or Latino origin
Shots Fired3
Hit or Killed?Killed
Armed or Unarmed?Armed
SummaryOfficers responded to her 911 call from her home, she reported an intruder. When they arrived they found her armed and could not convince her to drop her gun and one of the officers eventually shot her when she appeared to be aiming it in his direction. "In hindsight, it appears clear that Ms. Towler, for whatever reason or reasons, was unable to understand that the individuals on her porch were police officers."
Source Linkhttp://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/article_fb8b303e-d76c-11e2-b9df-0019bb30f31a.html
Name of Officer or OfficersSergeant LP Rigney
County StateCampbell VA - Virginia
City StateAltavista VA - Virginia