Springfield Woman Killed in Officer Involved Shooting

Arkansas State Police say a woman was killed by officers during what investigators believe was an attempted robbery.

Authorities say 35-year-old Samantha Edgmond was approached by police near a residence in Atkins, Arkansas. Edgmond then began approaching Pope County officers with a metal pipe in her hand.

Officers commanded repeatedly for her to drop the pipe. She did not comply. She continued advancing towards officers, at which time four officers opened fire.

Edgmond was pronounced dead at the scene.

Arkansas State Police say the investigation is still ongoing.