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Family of woman shot by police demands probe into shooting

June 12, 2018

DEPFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The family of a woman who police shot while she allegedly tried to run over New Jersey police officers says they are demanding an investigation into the shooting.

Deptford Township officers were called to a Marshalls department store at about 3:40 p.m. Saturday about a shoplifting and they’d been told one suspect was wanted in a previous homicide. Gloucester County prosecutors say 36-year-old LaShanda Anderson was shot twice after she attempted to run over two officers.

Anderson’s 31-year-old niece Traisha Way tells Philly.com that she questions if the shooting could be justified, saying there is no camera footage of the shooting.

Way says her aunt had a long criminal record, but she still feels the shooting was senseless.

The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office says it is investigating the shooting.

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.inquirer.com

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