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Police gun down 83 year old woman responding to 9-11 call she dialed

Police gun down 83 year old woman responding to 9-11 call she dialed

Delma Towler reported a burglary at her Altavista, Virginia home and attempted to walk to her sister's house for safety but was "gunned down like she was an animal or a criminal," according to her daughter.

By Michael Walsh
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

A police officer shot and killed an 83-year-old woman in her own backyard.

Delma Towler dialed 911 to report a burglary but when police arrived, one officer killed her outside her home in Altavista, Va.

"It's not over yet. I'm going to get some justice because our mother did not deserve to die like this ... to be gunned down like she was an animal or a criminal," Towler's daughter Linda Langford told The News and Advance.

Towler had never fired her gun before that night. She fired a warning shot out the window to scare the burglar off. Then she started walking through her backyard toward her sister's house. She grasped the gun for protection from the reported intruder — not the police, her family maintains.

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