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Woman with gun wounded by police

October 21, 2018 News Extra

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A 36-year-old woman faces charges after she was shot and injured by police outside the Stoneworth Apartments in Worth Township early Sunday.

WORTH TWP — State police charged a 36-year-old woman injured early Sunday morning during an officer-involved shooting outside her apartment on New Castle Road.

Police said Brittany Ann Kitner came out of her home at the Stoneworth Apartments shortly before 4 a.m. holding a loaded shotgun.

When she refused to drop the gun, police said, at least one trooper fired his service pistol, hitting her in the thigh.

She was eventually flown to an Ohio hospital for treatment. The extent of her injuries and her condition were not immediately known.

District Judge Wayne Seibel issued police an arrest warrant for Kitner on felony counts of aggravated assault and misdemeanor counts of simple assault and reckless endangerment.

Investigators said police were called shortly after 3:30 a.m. for a report of a suicidal woman at the apartment complex. Police were reportedly advised that a mental health commitment was being prepared for the woman.

See a full report in Monday's Butler Eagle.

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Jim Smith

Jim Smith

Grew up in upstate New York. Earned my Journalism degree in 1983 from the University of Texas at Austin. Worked for two newspapers in Fayette County (Pa.) before starting at the Butler Eagle in 1998.