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Police Fatally Shoot Woman in Gardner

GARDNER, Kan. (AP) — Officers have shot and killed a woman in eastern Kansas after her boyfriend called for help.  Authorities have identified the as 53-year-old Deanne Choate of Gardner. Police say the shooting happened Thursday night after the boyfriend told dispatch that his girlfriend had fired a handgun inside a Gardner home. The release said two Gardner officers shot at the woman upon arriving at the home. The woman died at the scene.  Neither officer was injured. They've both been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation. Police said the two officers had a total of 11 ½ years of experience with the Gardner Police Department.  The release provided no other details about what led up to the shooting.

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