This woman made the news earlier this year when she was arrested on charges related to her sending a couple of threatening packages to congressmen Peter King and New York State Senator Greg Ball in which she expressed her displeasure with their characterization of Muslims.
A spokesperson for the Cobb County Police Department told FOX 5 that an officer was dispatched to the Bexley Apartments located in the 300 block of Penny Lane SE after receiving a report of a panic alarm being activated. Police said the woman started to assault the officer shortly after opening the door.
Police said the officer shot at the woman later identified as Jameela Cecila Barnette, 53 of Marietta. She died at the scene. Investigators said Barnette was armed with a knife and a handgun.
The officer was treated for injuries to his arm and later released. He was placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
FOX 5 News confirms Barnette is the same woman who allegedly sent New York State Senator Greg Ball a package containing a vial of perfume, a hate-filled letter, and a toy monkey wearing the Star of David on it back in April. This prompted the New York State Police to shut down his office.
The report mentions that the neighbors describe the woman as quiet but a little strange. Either that or a Cynthia McKinney campaign worker.