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Police say South Coast woman armed with knife shot when she charged at officer

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Simi Valley Police investigators say a woman armed with a knife was shot, and wounded when she advanced on an officer Tuesday night.

Simi Valley Police say woman is expected to recover from her injuries.

Police say a Ventura County woman was shot and wounded after she charged at an officer with a knife. It happened Tuesday night in Simi Valley.

Officers were called to a convenience store on East Los Angeles Avenue by reports of a fight involving two women, with witnesses saying one of them was armed with a knife.

When officers arrived in the area, they say they tried to contact the woman, but that she charged one of them with a knife.

Shots were fired, and the woman was wounded. The 31-year-old Simi Valley resident is reported to be in stable condition at a hospital.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.