San Antonio police say the weapon which Chief Bill McManus referred to as an 'Uzi machine gun' that a woman pointed at a police sergeant Wednesday night at a northwest side mall, was not a real weapon, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
What the 26 year old woman, identified as Hannah Westall, pointed at police was a 'non functional replica' of a handheld submachine gun, an investigation has determined.
"The replica is visually undistinguishable from a fully functional gun," the report said.
Sergeant David Perry ordered Westall to drop the gun after shoppers reported she was waving it around in an 'agitated state.' When she 'reached behind her back and pulled the gun from her waistband and started to point the gun at the sergeant,' according to the report, he fired several shots, killing her instantly.
The investigation into the incident is continuing.