UPDATE: State Police identify woman who died in officer-involved shooting

Published: Nov. 6, 2017 at 10:56 AM EST
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State Police have released the name of a woman who died in an officer-involved shooting at a home along Triangle Place on Tuesday.

Pamela Webber of Lynchburg was shot after police said she came toward officers with a knife.

The shooting is still being investigated, and the officer involved has been placed on paid administrative leave, per department policy.

Once the State Police investigation is concluded, the findings will be turned over to the Commonwealth’s Attorney for review.


The crime scene investigation on Triangle Place is related to the death of a woman that occurred early Monday morning.

Lynchburg Police say one of their officers shot a woman in the 2900 block of Triangle Place after she came toward them with a knife. The woman later died at the home.

The following statement about the situation was released at 1:02 pm Monday by the Lynchburg Police Department
On November 5, 2017 at 10:35 p.m., the Lynchburg Department of Emergency Services received a call for a suicidal subject at a residence in the 2900 block of Triangle Place, Lynchburg. Information provided by the caller indicated an adult female subject was armed with a knife and had already harmed herself. The caller also said there was another individual inside the residence in extreme danger. Lynchburg Police and medics with the Lynchburg Fire Department immediately responded to the residence. Over the course of several hours, officers and trained negotiators attempted to provide assistance to the female and resolve the incident peacefully while she was barricaded in a room. At approximately 2:00 a.m. on November 6, 2017, the female came out of the room wielding a knife and advanced on the officers in a threatening manner. Officers repeatedly told the female to drop the knife but she refused to comply. Officers first utilized less-than-lethal force options, to include a Taser, but the woman continued to advance on the officers and she was subsequently shot. On scene life-saving medical treatment was immediately started on the female, however she died at the scene. Her remains will be transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Roanoke for examination and autopsy. At this time, the Lynchburg Police Department has turned the investigation over to the Virginia State Police. Per Lynchburg Police Department policy, the involved officer has been placed on administrative leave with pay. No Lynchburg officers were injured during the course of the incident. No additional information will be released at this time and all inquiries for information will be directed to the Virginia State Police.

An active criminal investigation is underway on Triangle Place in Lynchburg.

Officers are working around a home in the 2000 block of Triangle Place. Crime scene tape surrounds the house. Officers with the Lynchburg Police Department are on scene, along with a crime scene unit from Virginia State Police.

Additional information about the investigation was not immediately available. A spokesperson for Virginia State Police said additional information would be forthcoming from the Lynchburg Police Department. Telephone and email inquiries from WDBJ7 to the Lynchburg Police Department have not elicited an immediate response.