Woman fatally shot by Fresno police identified

FRESNO, Calif.

The coroner's office has identified her as 48-year-old Veronica Canter. A Fresno police officer shot her at least twice at an apartment near Fourth Street and San Bruno Avenue. Chief Jerry Dyer says Canter was armed with a large knife when the officer opened fire.

Authorities first went to the area for reports of a woman dancing around and talking to herself. Investigators are now looking into whether Canter had drugs in her system or any mental problems.

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