Woman shot, killed after stealing car, running from officials

Woman shot, killed after stealing car, running from officials


CROSSVILLE (WATE) - A Cumberland County woman was shot and killed early Wednesday morning after she ran from law enforcement agents and later raised a gun at them.

The incident began when Crossville police got a call from a woman saying her adult daughter was on drugs and had jumped out of her car in the Camelot subdivision.

Another call came in at 2 a.m. from a resident on Guinevere Lane who reported that a woman was seen running out of the resident's carport.

When police got on the scene, they saw the woman, Angela Smith, 37, running with a handgun.

Officers also heard gunshots coming from the direction from which she ran.

Smith then broke into a house on Ivanhoe Lane, pointed a gun at the homeowners, took the keys to their vehicle and drove away with it.

Cumberland County deputies and troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol began chasing the car.

Smith crashed the vehicle at the intersection of Browntown Road and 70W and when officials approached the vehicle, Smith raised a handgun and a Cumberland County deputy fired, shooting and killing her.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation was called in to assist in the case.

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