TULSA - A woman who was shot by police outside a north Tulsa grocery store in April was arrested Tuesday and booked into the Tulsa County Jail.
Maria de Lourdes Vazquez Hernandez, 35, was shot by officers April 20 in the parking lot of Las Americas grocery store near I-244 and North Lewis Avenue.
Police responded to the scene after a man called 911, saying a woman with a gun in her waistband was threatening him.
When the first officers arrived, police say Hernandez refused to exit her vehicle. A short time later, officers fired at the car, striking Hernandez several times.
While investigating the incident, police said no gun was found on Hernandez or at the scene.
On April 26, Hernandez filed a civil lawsuit against the city of Tulsa and the two officers.
The lawsuit alleges that "the actions of the city of Tulsa officers, including defendants, were predicated upon or influenced by the fact that Plaintiff was of Hispanic descent."
Hernandez is seeking more than $75,000 in actual damages, plus an award of punitive damages, court costs and attorney fees.
Hernandez was booked into the Tulsa County Jail without bond for assault with a dangerous weapon, stemming from the April incident.
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