MONTEBELLO, Calif. (AP) — Police in Los Angeles County fatally shot a woman who drove her car toward her boyfriend and an officer.

Sheriff's officials say the woman and her boyfriend and been drinking and arguing Saturday in the city of Montebello.

Officers responded to a disturbance call at a motel parking lot after the woman hit the man and accused him of taking her purse.

The woman got in her car and drove out of the parking lot. Deputy Kelvin Moody says she returned moments later and drove at a police officer and her boyfriend.

Moody says the officer opened fire, striking the woman. She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The woman was not immediately identified.

The shooting is under investigation.