Florida Woman Shot And Killed During Police Training Exercises

A 73-year-old retired librarian attended a citizens training course in Punta Gorda, Florida, on Tuesday night to learn how to be a leader in her community, but instead, she wound up being mistakenly shot by a police officer.

Mary Knowlton was role playing opposite a Florida police officer during a “shoot/don’t shoot” exercise when the cop shot her with a gun he thought was loaded with blanks.

Mary, a wife, mother of two and retired librarian was rushed to a local hospital where she died of her wounds.

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