NAMPA — The Ada County Coroner’s Office identified the woman shot and killed by Nampa Police on Friday, July 16.
According to a news release from the coroner, 51-year-old Dawn Simpson was killed just after noon last Friday.
Nampa Police said the fatal shooting occurred after the woman shot at them during a car chase.
Officers responded to a trespassing at the 3800 block of Teakwood Drive in Nampa and confronted Simpson in the driveway of the home and told her to exit her vehicle multiple times, according to a news release from the department.
She did not comply and when an officer attempted to open a door to the vehicle, Simpson “sped off and struck a patrol vehicle,” the news release stated.
Officers then pursued her to the 500 block of Mulberry Loop. She then pointed and fired her firearm at officers, who returned fire, the release said.
Simpson was taken to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center where she died from her injuries.
Nampa Lt. Eric Skoglund said four officers were placed on leave in connection with the shooting, and the Canyon County Critical Incident Task Force is investigating, according to the Associated Press.