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Woman Killed By Police After Brooklyn Car Chase

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Police are investigating after a city police officer shot and killed a 23-year-old woman following a rush-hour car chase in Brooklyn.

Investigators say the woman, who sources identify as Shantel Davis, 23, was driving a stolen car that ran several red lights and crashed into a minivan in East Flatbush around 5:30 p.m.

Officials say the shooting happened after a police chase when two plainclothes narcotics officers tried to enter the car after the crash.

Police say one of the officers struggled with Davis to stop the car.

Davis, police said, managed to put the car into reverse and the officer shot her during the struggle.

Lawmakers who came to the scene expressed concern and say they want more details.

"The police have a version of what happened. The streets have a different version. That version I don't like. I'm not happy with what I'm hearing. So I'm going to wait a little while, try to gather some more information, and then figure out what the next movements are going to be," said City Councilman Jumaane Williams.

"Based on what I was told by the eyewitness, this appears to be a very questionable shooting," said State Assemblyman Nick Perry.

Police say the woman had eight prior arrests, including attempted murder, and had a suspended license.

She was out on bail and had a court hearing set for Friday.

The two officers were placed on administrative duty pending an investigation.

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