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Woman shot by DMPD officer charged with assault with dangerous weapon

Des Moines, IOWA – According to the Des Moines Police Department, her name is Katherine Margaret and she is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, assault on a police officer with a dangerous weapon and interference with official acts with a weapon.

This incident occurred on Oct. 5.

Man called 911 and said that a woman had tried to stab him on the sidewalk. 

Police say the 35-year-old woman advanced on the responding officer while ignoring his commands to drop the knife, leading him to shoot her.

This incident remains under investigation.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.

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