Update: Woman Killed By Officers On Cypress Bridge Identified

The Shasta County Coroner’s Office has identified the woman shot and killed by Redding Police Officers on the Cypress Avenue Bridge Sunday as 27-year-old Brooke Leann Blair of Redding. At 11:25AM the RPD was told that a man on the bridge was waving a gun around. When officers got there, Blair and two men were on the curb on the eastbound side. At first the three people were cooperative, but then Blair reportedly pulled a handgun from her waistband and raised it up. Three officers opened fire on her and 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.