RPD: Woman With Replica Gun Shot By Officers On Cypress Bridge

A woman was shot to death by Redding Police on the Cypress Avenue Bridge Sunday. At 11:25AM the RPD was told that a man on the bridge was waving a gun around. When officers got there, a woman and two men were on the curb on the eastbound side. At first the three people were cooperative, but then the woman reportedly pulled a handgun from her waistband and raised it up. Three officers opened fire on the woman. She died after arriving at the hospital. The gun turned out to be a replica that looked real. The two men were not armed. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is urged to call 225-4200.