Medical examiner's office identifies woman fatally shot by police

Shooting happened in the 13600 block of Bluff Circle

SAN ANTONIO – The Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office identified the woman killed in an officer-involved on Saturday as 43-year-old Kirsten Kloppe.

Police responded to a call for a welfare check around 4:30 p.m. Saturday to a home in the 13600 block of Bluff Circle near the Silverhorn Golf Course on the city’s North Side.

Kloppe called police claming someone was stalking her and monitoring her computer usage.

When officers arrived to the home, the front door was open. Police said Kloppe was upstairs in her bedroom, which was locked.

More than a dozen police cars lined the street where the shooting occurred.

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said officers were talking with Kloppe through the door and asked her if she had any weapons. Kloppe said she didn’t have any.

McManus said when officers forced the door open to emergency detain her, they found her with a pistol to her head. An officer grabbed Kloppe to try to disarm her.

During the struggle, the pistol was pointed to one of the officer’s heads, and the officer fired one shot, striking Kloppe in the abdomen, McManus said.

Kloppe, who was a longtime resident of the neighborhood and had a history of mental illness, was taken to University Hospital, where she later died.

The six-year veteran who fired the shot will be placed on administrative duty during the investigation, as is the protocol for these types of cases, McManus said.

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Saturday's officer-involved shooting comes two days after a San Antonio police officer fatally shot a robbery suspect after the man attacked the officer with a knife.

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Posted by KSAT 12 & on Saturday, January 27, 2018

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