MAMARONECK, N.Y. – Authorities say police officers trying to help a severely injured toddler have been attacked by her mother at a suburban New York home and have shot and wounded the woman. They say the toddler later died.
Officers went to the home in Mamaroneck (muh-MAHR’-uh-nek) on Saturday afternoon and found the 2-year-old girl in need of medical help. Other officers searching the home found the toddler’s 28-year-old mother.
Authorities say the mother attacked two police officers with a knife.
Police say officers used a stun gun to no avail before shooting the woman, who has been hospitalized.
The toddler was taken to a hospital but died there. An autopsy will determine the cause of her death.