UPDATE: Woman killed by Hamburg police officer; Investigators say she broke into homes, stabbed someone in van

NYS Attorney General’s Office investigating after Hamburg police officer kills woman

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HAMBURG, N.Y. — The New York State Attorney General’s Office is investigating after a woman was shot and killed by a Hamburg police officer. Investigators say she had broken into the home where she was shot.

Officers responded to a burglary at a home around 10:40 Friday morning. They followed a possible suspect to a nearby house. That’s where investigators say the officers found the woman in the bathroom. 

After a struggle, an officer shot the woman. She was pronounced dead at the scene, where police say a knife was recovered.

Investigators say the woman, Lisa Haight, 36, of Jamestown, broke into two homes, including the one where she was shot.

Before the break-ins, police say Haight stabbed someone while in a van on the New York State Thruway. The victim of the stabbing is hospitalized with extensive injuries to the face, shoulder and head.

The Attorney General’s Office is investigating the shooting along with the Hamburg Police. Investigators plan to give an update on tuesday.