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Pamela Hutcherson Died This Evening at Vanderbilt

2/12/2014

February 12, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The armed woman who was shot by police after directing her pistol at two officers Tuesday night has died.
          
Pamela Hutcherson, 52, passed away this evening at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
          
Officers Sergio Espinosa and Joseph Progar responded to Hutcherson’s townhome on Bridgecrest Drive after her daughter reported that she had fired the gun at the family dog inside the residence and was threatening to kill herself.  The preliminary investigation indicates that Espinosa and Progar fired on Hutcherson in defense of themselves when she directed her gun toward them.  Three other persons who were on the second level of the townhome were not hurt.
          
Officers Espinosa and Progar remain on routine administrative assignment while the investigation continues.

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