An NYPD sergeant fatally shot a troubled 66-year-old woman who charged at him with a baseball bat in her Bronx apartment Tuesday evening, leading the officer to be placed on modified duty — and local officials calling for a full investigation.
Cops responded to the Deborah Danner’s building on Pugsley Avenue in Castle Hill at 6 p.m. after neighbors reported a resident screaming, according to police.
When they entered the apartment, the disturbed woman threatened them with scissors.
They convinced her to drop it, but then she grabbed a wooden bat and charged at a Sgt. Hugh Barry.
He fired two shots and struck Danner in the torso. She was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center, where she died.