Hannah Williams was less than two miles from her Anaheim, California, home Friday night when the 17-year-old was fatally shot by a police officer. Her family is demanding answers. According to the Orange County district attorney's office, the Fullerton PD officer was on duty and in uniform when, while driving on the 91 freeway in a marked police SUV around 7pm, he saw Williams driving at a "high rate of speed." "At some point, the two vehicles made physical contact," the office continues, without elaboration. An "officer-involved shooting" followed, and Williams later died at a hospital. Authorities have also said that a "replica gun" was recovered, but have not alleged that Williams, a student and lifeguard, was holding it. More:
- Police in Anaheim, where the shooting took place, issued a statement Saturday and tweeted their thanks to local highway patrol for "helping with the mess on the freeway," which had been closed for hours. The statement describes Williams as a "female suspect."