India Beaty, a mother-of-four, was shot and killed by police officers in Norfolk, Va., after she “threatening” them with a fake handgun on Saturday.
Officers approached Beaty, 25, who was engaged in an altercation in a parking lot. The officers were reportedly conducting a surveillance operation.
Officers said India Beaty refused to comply to their demands and made threatening motion with a handgun before she was fatally shot. It turns out the handgun was fake.
The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.