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State Police Investigate Oil City Police Shooting – 3 OCPD Officers Put On Desk Duty

July 18, 2013

The Pennsylvania State Police have taken charge of the investigation into the shooting death of an Oil City woman during a police response to her home on the city’s South Side on Tuesday night.

Meanwhile, the three Oil City Police Department officers who responded to Tuesday’s call have been placed on administrative duty pending the results of the investigation.

68 year-old Marilyn Peterson died from a gunshot to her right side during a city police response to a call about a domestic dispute at her home on the 400-block of Central Avenue at about 9:00 PM Tuesday.  Officers say Peterson threatened them with a knife she was holding, and that the woman was shot one time.

Peterson was pronounced dead at UPMC-Northwest by Venango County coroner Tyler Best.  An autopsy had been scheduled for Wednesday.

The Oil City Police Department has not released the identities of the officers involved in the response.

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