Police Found Justified in Young Mother's Shooting - 8 News NOW

Ky Plaskon, Reporter

Police Found Justified in Young Mother's Shooting

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Denise Glasco (KLAS-TV File Photo) Denise Glasco (KLAS-TV File Photo)

A coroner's jury has found two Metro officers were justified in the shooting death of a young mother in Las Vegas. The coroner says the woman had drugs in her system at the time of the shooting.

The toxicology report showed PCP and marijuana. Although Glasco's family claims she was pregnant, there was no evidence of a pregnancy during her autopsy.

The most compelling testimony so far came from a family friend, a 14-year-old. Glasco was at her home the night before. She said she saw Glasco smoke a joint that had been dipped in PCP. That night, she had a knife and fork and was rubbing the two together acting as if someone or something was trying to take her baby.

"Kicking demons out and stuff," said Alexandria Fields, a family friend.

Early in the morning, they kicked Glasco out of the house. Police testified that they were called to a Jack in the Box, where she was reportedly holding a knife to her son's throat. When they tried to stop her with a Taser, she ripped the prongs out of her body.

The bean bag shot gun had no impact on her and neither did pepper spray. When she lunged at officers with a knife in her hand, one officer shot her. The bullet went through her, and she kept trying to get away so they shot her again, and she fell to the ground. Officers said she still had the knife in her hand.

Some of the family members who were there in the audience scoffed when officers said she had a knife in her hand. That has been a disputed point.

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