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Off-Duty Police Officers Fatally Shoot 'Naked and Irrational' Female
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Off-Duty Police Officers Fatally Shoot 'Naked and Irrational' Female

“It’s just the weirdest…It’s just strange.”

(TheBlaze/AP) -- Authorities say two off-duty Florida law-enforcement officers fatally shot an "armed, naked and irrational female" who confronted them at a social gathering.

The shooting occurred sometime Saturday in Hernando County.

The woman, whose name has not yet been released, had apparently acting strangely the whole night.  After she took off her clothes and left, someone called 911.

However, she soon returned with a weapon and approached the two police officers.  After that, the county sheriff's office report says, "one or both of the law enforcement officers fired their weapons, striking the female."

The report does not specify what type of weapon the woman returned with, but it does say she died at the scene.

Both officers have been placed on administrative leave as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigates.

Authorities have identified the officers as Hernando County sheriff's Detective Rocky Howard and Tampa police officer William Mechler, who have served six and four years, respectively.  Tampa police say Mechler was "off duty and acting in the capacity of a private citizen."

A man who lived nearby simply commented: "It's just the weirdest...It's just strange."

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