Woman dies after being shot by St. Paul officers

An investigation is underway at a St. Paul home after a woman was killed after being shot by police.

At a press conference early Tuesday morning, St. Paul Police Sgt. Mike Ernster said officers were involved in the deadly shooting around 7:20 p.m. at a home on the 1100 block of Rose Avenue East. 

Officers were called to the home for a suicide in progress and went to a back room in the residence and found a woman who ultimately pointed a handgun at officers. Officials said officers fired their weapons, striking the woman. Police rendered aid to the woman, but she was pronounced dead at the scene. 

"These are not something that officers ever want to encounter," said Ernster. 

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the shooting. The officers involved were placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure. 

Police did not provide further details about the woman or say how many times officers may have been called to the residence. 

The shooting remains under investigation. 

An investigation is underway along Rose Avenue East in St. Paul on Monday.