New Details Emerge On Police Shooting of Young Mother - 8 News NOW

Ashanti Blaize, Reporter

New Details Emerge On Police Shooting of Young Mother

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The media gathered to get some answers from Metro. The media gathered to get some answers from Metro.
Instead, Metro decided to pull together a little demonstration of their less lethal tactics. Instead, Metro decided to pull together a little demonstration of their less lethal tactics.

New details about the officers who shot and killed a woman on Tuesday. Metro police says Officer Jennifer Santiago and Officer Kenneth Krmpotich had to use deadly force when Denise Glascow came at them with a knife.

Eyewitness News learned the identity of the woman involved from her family. Police say the incident started at a Jack in the Box near Lake Mead and MLK when she threatened customers.

After that, she allegedly walked into traffic with a 3-year-old boy and tried to get into several cars at knife point.

Police say they tried everything from bean bags, to Tasers but then they say that when Glasco came at them with the knife, they had no choice but to pull out their guns.

Now questions are being raised. Metro has responded... after numerous calls from the public as well as the media about their use of deadly force against Denise Glasco.

They decided to pull together a little demonstration of their less lethal tactics. The same exact ones used on Glasco the day she was shot and killed. 

Eyewitness News expected to be able to ask questions about that specific incident but instead were shown those tactics and then told no questions could be asked about the officer involved shooting of Glasco -- or any other OIS.

Any line of questioning along those lines would quickly be re-directed to "the right path." After the demonstration of a bean bag shot gun, a Taser and pepper spray, Eyewitness News still left with more questions than answers.

Some of the same questions Glasco's family had last night. "She didn't have no knife. Tell the police to come straight," said Betti Fowler, Glasco's mother.

"We would have been able to accept them shooting her in the leg if she was in the wrong but not killing her," said Marlin Tribble, Glasco's brother.

The family said the coroner has now released Glasco's body to them. They are now preparing her funeral arrangements.

It seems at this point, there won't be any answers to some of the questions everyone has about the incident -- at least until the coroner's inquest into Glasco's officer involved shooting.

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