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UPDATE: Woman identified as Phyllis Ilene Jepsen



KOIN 6 NEWS - The scene after Friday's shooting in Aloha.Washington County Sheriff's deputies shot and killed a 55-year-old woman who was wielding a knife in Aloha on Friday afternoon.

She is identified as Phyllis Ilene Jepsen of Aloha.

None of the deputies were injured.

According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, at about 4:54 p.m. on Oct. 2, deputies responded to an attempted suicide call at 18000 Southwest Shaw Street in the community of Aloha. Three deputies arrived on scene, and shortly after, were confronted by a 55-year-old woman with a knife.

The WCSO says that at some point during the confrontation, one of the deputies fired less-than lethal rounds at the woman and at least one of the other deputies fired lethal rounds at her. She was struck by at least one lethal round.

Medical personnel responded and transported the woman to an area hospital where she later died from her injuries.

Witnesses told KOIN 6 News they heard five to seven gunshots. A resident of the Patrician Apartment said he saw police pull up around 5 p.m. and heard gunfire about 3 minutes later.

All three deputies have been placed on routine paid administrative leave.

The Washington County Major Crimes Team is investigating the incident and is being assisted by the Oregon State Police Crime Lab.

KOIN 6 News contributed to this story.

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