An armed woman who threatened to "to kill somebody" was shot and killed during a deputy-involved shooting in Cooper City Monday morning, authorities said.
According to the Broward Sheriff's Office, Lisa Taylor, 44, called 911 just after 9 a.m. and told the 911 operator, "Yes, I'm going to kill somebody."
When the operator asked what she meant, Taylor responded in the 911 call, "I have a gun. I am going to kill somebody. I'm out front."
When deputies arrived at the woman's home at 7 Fir Way, she walked outside armed with a handgun and refused to drop it, the BSO said.
Taylor pointed the gun at the deputies and three of them opened fire, hitting her, the BSO said.
"The deputies continually shouted out at her to drop her weapon, drop her weapon, there came a point in time when she pointed her weapon at deputies, and deputies fired," Sheriff Scott Israel said.
The BSO later said that homicide detectives learned that Taylor had been armed with a Crossman handgun, which shoots 6mm BBs.
Taylor was rushed to Hollywood Memorial where she was pronounced dead at 10 a.m.
"She was really nice," said neighbor Nick Zorovich, who is friends with Taylor's teenage son.
He also said of Taylor, "She used to let me stay over there for long periods of time, she had mental breakdowns sometimes."
In 2011, deputies responded to a call which ended with Taylor being taken into custody under the Baker Act, authorities said.
One witness on Monday said they saw the woman lying in the middle of the street in the neighborhood just after the shooting.
Another witness said they heard about six shots fired.
The three deputies – Sgt. Jason Tarala, Dep. Juan Hernandez and Dep. Toni Hopkins – have been placed on administrative duties as the shooting is investigated, the BSO said.