Woman hospitalized after being shot by Simi Valley police


A woman was hospitalized after being shot by Simi Valley police, authorities confirmed Tuesday night.

Officers were called about 7:45 p.m. to a report of a dispute at a 7-Eleven store near Yosemite and Los Angeles avenues, Cmdr. Steve Shorts, a Simi Valley Police Department spokesman, told the Ventura County Star.

They caught up to the woman in front of an apartment at 1810 Yosemite Ave. and saw she had a knife, Shorts said.


“An officer shot the woman,” the spokesman told reporters at the scene.

The woman was transported to a trauma center, where she was listed in stable condition, Shorts said.

Further information about the incident was not available Tuesday night.

Shorts initially confirmed the shooting to The Times but did not respond to follow-up phone calls and text messages seeking updated information.