Woman Named in Silver Lake Police Shooting

Police car(SILVER LAKE) Authorities today identified an armed woman who was wounded yesterday in an officer-involved shooting near Sunset Boulevard and Edgecliffe Drive.

Shellie Cooke, 45, was arrested and booked on suspicion of brandishing a firearm following the incident that began yesterday about 3:30 p.m. when police responded to the location to investigate a report of a woman with a gun, according to Los Angeles Police Dept. (LAPD) Officer Mike Lopez.

According to police, Cooke barricaded herself at the location for about two hours before she was wounded in an officer-involved shooting. Details of the confrontation were not immediately available. No officers were injured. Cooke was hospitalized in unknown condition and bail was set at $100,000.

Police said a firearm was recovered at the scene.


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