Four Syracuse police officers fired the shots that killed a woman Wednesday in a Tipperary Hill home, according to the state Attorney General’s Office.
The 33-year-old woman had lunged at the officers and a firefighter with knives, according to a spokeswoman for the AG’s office. She said the information is preliminary and could change as the shooting is investigated.
The four officers have not yet been named by Syracuse police. Normally, the department releases the names of officers in such cases within about 72 hours. A police department spokesman said the department is not releasing information because the AG’s office requested all inquiries go through the state agency. Allison Lakie, 33, was shot after officers tried to talk to her inside the home, according to the AG’s office.