Woman fatally shot by Fresno police identified

March 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
Action News is learning more about the woman shot and killed by police in Northeast Fresno on Friday.

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.