An 18-year-old woman was shot and killed by a San Mateo County
sheriff's deputy in a coastside housing complex Tuesday night, and she has been
identified as Yanira Serrano-Garcia of Half Moon Bay, according to the San
Mateo County coroner's office.
San Mateo County sheriff's spokeswoman Rebecca Rosenblatt said
deputies responded at about 9:20 p.m. to a report of a violent female who was
possibly armed at the Moonridge housing somplex on Miramontes Point Road,
located east of state Highway 1 near Half Moon Bay.
arrival there was a confrontation with the subject and fearing for his life,
the deputy discharged his weapon," she said in a press statement. "Fire and Medics were called to the scene as
well as the Coroner’s Office who subsequently declared the individual, an 18-year-old female as being deceased."
The woman was later identified as Serrano-Garcia.
No deputies were injured in the incident.
A joint investigation by San Mateo County's sheriff's office and
district attorney's office is underway into the shooting of Serrano-Garcia.
– Bay City News Service contributed to this report.