BORING, Ore. - A Clackamas County sheriff’s spokesman says an armed, 87-year-old woman who had reportedly been threatening to shoot a man installing a water line was shocked with a stun gun and died a short time later.
Detective Jim Strovink says two deputies responded Thursday afternoon to a report of a woman waving a handgun and threatening a man excavating a trench at the Big Valley Woods Mobile Home Park in Boring, Ore.
The deputies ordered the woman to drop the gun. The spokesman says she set it down briefly but quickly grabbed it again. At that point, one deputy fired his Taser and she fell unconscious. Although they started cardiopulmonary resuscitation, she died about an hour later at a hospital.
The woman was not immediately identified late Thursday.
The deputies will be placed on administrative leave.