Responding to the fatal shooting of a mentally disturbed 66 year old woman in his district, State Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda called for calm as police investigate the incident. He also called for a full police investigation into the shooting of the woman.
Police were called to the 7th floor apartment at 630 Pugsley Avenue in the Castle Hill section shortly after , after a neighbor’s complaint, according to police. After police entered the apartment, a police spokesperson said that the woman attacked the officers with a baseball bat. A sergeant fired twice, hitting her in the torso, and she was later on pronounced dead at Jacobi Medical Center.
"While we should avoid rushing to judgment in this case I'm calling for a thorough investigation by the police. I would question why the sergeant who was armed with a taser was unable to use it, but we were not there. Again, I urge calm while the investigation proceeds.
"My condolences go out to the family of this poor woman and I stand ready to help the family in their hour of need."