Oil City Police Shooting Probed By State Police – Victim Identified

July 17, 2013
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State Police officials told KQW on Wednesday morning that they have been called in to aid in an investigation into a Tuesday night shooting death in Oil City.

The State Police announcement followed a report that a woman was shot and killed by Oil City Police shortly after 9:00 PM Tuesday at a location on the 400-block of Central Avenue on Oil City’s South Side.  Initial information indicated that city officers had responded to a report that a woman with emotional issues was wielding a knife.  On Wednesday afternoon, investigators identified the victim as 68 year-old Marilyn Peterson, from Oil City.  It is believed that Peterson was shot after she threatened a police officer with the knife.

An autopsy on the body was scheduled for Wednesday.

A State Police spokesperson said more information will be released as it can be made available.

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