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Woman charged with assault after police shot her near KC International Airport Tuesday

A Kansas City woman was charged with aggravated assault after she was shot by a Kansas City police officer Tuesday.

Zina Sokoli, 41, was released from a hospital after she was shot by an officer Tuesday in an incident near Kansas City International Airport, police said.

She remains in police custody with with no bond. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the shooting.

Prosecutors filed charges against Sokoli on Tuesday: one count of first-degree assault, a class A felony, and one count of armed criminal action, an unclassified felony.

Kansas City police requested the highway patrol respond to the shooting in the area of North Ambassador and North Polo drives near the airport, according to Sgt. Andy Bell, a spokesman for the highway patrol.

Police officers responded to the area around 10 a.m. because of concerns from the petitioner of a protective order.

Kansas City police were on the scene of an officer involved shooting near North Ambassador Drive and NW Polo Drive Tuesday in the Tiffany Springs area. Cones marked shell casings on the street at the scene of the shooting.
Kansas City police were on the scene of an officer involved shooting near North Ambassador Drive and NW Polo Drive Tuesday in the Tiffany Springs area. Cones marked shell casings on the street at the scene of the shooting.

While driving on Ambassador, they saw a woman who appeared to be the person the order was directed at walking along the road, Bell said.

Police said the woman didn’t comply when officers tried to contact her, then allegedly showed a handgun. An officer shot her.

Bell said officers rendered aid until the woman was taken to a hospital, where she is being treated for injuries that are not life threatening.

The investigation is ongoing.

The Star’s Tammy Ljungblad contributed to this report.