‘Tragedy’ in Mamaroneck: 2-year-old girl dead; mother shot by police after attacking officers

MAMARONECK, Westchester — A 2-year-old girl has died and her mother was shot by police after she allegedly attacked officers with a knife in Mamaroneck on Saturday, police said.

Officials said police were called to a home on Chestnut Avenue around 1:30 p.m. and found the toddler in need of medical aid. Police did not give any details on her injuries.

The child's mother, 28, was also inside the home.

"The female was given numerous verbal commands by officers to show her hands," Sgt. Sandra DiRuzza of the Village of Mamaroneck Police Department said. "The female then attacked the officers with a knife, injuring two of them. Tasers were deployed which failed to stop the female. The female was shot by one of the officers. "

Police said the mother and child were both taken to the hospital for treatment, where the toddler was pronounced dead. The cause of death has yet to be determined. The mother is still being treated at the hospital and her condition is unknown.

Four officers were also taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Police called the situation a "tragedy."

People who live on this quiet dead end street on the Mamaroneck Harrison border said they didn't see or hear anything until police descended on the home.
One neighbor told PIX11 she did not know the people who lived in the house.

"We are a little bit freaked out right now," she said.

The investigation is ongoing.