Troubled Woman Fatally Shot After Opening Fire on Miami-Dade Police

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At 3:30 this morning a Miami-Dade police shot and killed a 32-year-old woman after she started firing at officers, and shot one in the abdomen. Police responded to the scene after the woman was reported to have been making threats to herself and others. Update: The woman has been identified as Catawaba Howard.

The incident occurred at a house near the intersection of NW 109th Street and 10th Avenue in northwest Miami-Dade.

As police tried to approach the house the woman came out of the house and began firing her handgun at officer from the doorway. One officer was hit in the abdomen and taken to a hospital in Pembroke Pines. He's recovering stable condition and was wearing a protective vest at the time.

Police returned fire and shot and killed the woman.

According to WSVN, the woman's mother says that she had been discharged from the Air Force and was licensed to have the gun. The mother also said the woman was troubled and wanted to end her life.
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Catawamba Howard, left.


Update: Several reports have identified the woman as Catawaba Howard. She was an 8-year veteran of the Air Force and Army Reserves, who had recently left the service. A Facebook page apparently belonging to Howard lists her last place of employment as the Miami-Dade School Board.

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AGAIN-I TAKE TO TASK THESE OUTSOURCED SECURITY GUARD AGENCY PIG-PITS OF SLOPPY INCOMPETENCE! I CAN'T IMAGINE, AT THIS POINT IN THE LOCAL ECONOMY-WHY THIS AGENCY, 50 STATE- IS HAVING SUCH A DIFFICULT TIME RETAINING GOOD GUARDS AND PRECLUDING TROUBLED OR UNQUALIFIED GUARDS! IF YOU LOOK AT THEIR CONTRACT MANAGERS AND HUMAN RESOURCE DEPARTMENTS-YOU MIGHT GET A CLUE! THE AGENCY IS BANKRUPT-AND LIKE WACKENHUT, THEY CAN'T COVER THE POSTS' HOURS-AND THEIR COMMITMENT IS THEIR ARSES FLAGGING IN THE WIND! THEY CUT THEIR GOOD GUARDS WITH EXPERIENCE-BECAUSE-SIMPLY----THESE FOLKS KNOW THE AGENCY IS FULL OF CRAP AND WON'T BE MUSCLED BY INCOMPETENT IDIOTS. THAT IS WHY YOU GET A CRAZY WOMAN ISSUED A GUN LICENSE---ANY QUESTIONS, SOUTH FLORIDA??! 

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how about she got that gun license through 50 state security-for armed duty on the unified metro-rail contract! HOW ABOUT HUMAN RESOURCES HEAD NAMED SHIRLEY-WHO NEEDS H-E-R HEAD EXAMINED FOR SANITY AND COMPETENCE?!-THEY HIRE AND FIRE SO DESPERATELY AND PERFUNCTORY  IN PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILING-THAT IT IS A WONDER THEY AREN'T HIRING HANNIBAL LECKTER OR TED BUNDY THESE DAYS! BUT ONE MISPLACED QUESTION ABOUT HOW THEY RUN THESE POSTS-AND THEY WILL SURE TRASH YOUR FILE AND BAN YOU FROM GETTING A REPLACEMENT POST----MIGHT BE THE TYPE OF ABUSIVE EMPLOYMENT THAT SET THIS WOMAN OFF----CERTAINLY ENABLED HER TO GAIN CONTROL OF A GUN-----

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