State Police identify armed woman fatally shot by Lynchburg officer

Police at the scene on Triangle Place (Caren Pinto/WSET)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Virginia State Police have identified the woman killed by a Lynchburg Police Officer early Monday morning.

State Police said the investigation continued into the shooting and at the request of the Lynchburg Police Chief, the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Appomattox Field Office is investigating the incident.

Police said on the evening on Sunday, November 5, Lynchburg Police responded to a 911 call for a suicidal female suspect armed with a knife at a home in the 2900 block of Triangle Place.

Upon arriving, police said the subject, identified as Pamela L. Webber, 54, of Lynchburg, barricaded herself in a room.

Lynchburg Police spent of the rest of the night and early morning trying to negotiate with Webber, according to state police.

During the course of negotiations, police said Webber left the room, armed with a knife, and advanced on the officers.

State Police said despite their use of less-than-lethal tactics, Webber continued to advance on the officers and was shot, she then died at the scene.

Once the state police investigation is concluded, the findings will be turned over to the Commonwealth’s Attorney for review and adjudication.

Per Lynchburg Police policy, the officer involved has been placed on administrative leave with pay.

No Lynchburg officers were injured during the course of the incident and police said they will not be releasing any other information at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900 or the Virginia State Police.

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