‘I can’t breathe’: Woman shot by police after threatening to blow up her house

A woman shot by a police officer after she threatened to blow her house up in California has died, authorities said.

In a statement on Friday, San Francisco Police said they responded to a domestic disturbance call around 11:40 p.m.


They say they arrived to find 34-year-old Tamara White, who was in the driveway.

They found White inside a white pickup truck.

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr said the officer who shot her died at the scene.

The woman’s sister, who lives in the neighborhood, called the police and told them about the incident, Suhr told reporters.

Police did not release the names of the officer or the woman.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the woman told police she wanted to blow herself up and said she had been threatened by White several times.

She also told officers she wanted her daughter to kill herself.

White’s sister said she and her husband were at a party on Wednesday night when White started shouting racial slurs.

White told the woman she was going to burn her house down, she said, according to the Chronicle.

Police arrested White and charged her with three counts of criminal homicide.

She was later released without bail and is being held in jail on $2 million bail.