Betty Francois Biography — Wiki
Betty Francois was an elderly woman from California who was allegedly armed with a shotgun when she was shot by deputies outside her home in Spring Valley Lake on Saturday, died from her injuries Monday, authorities confirmed.
Francois was pronounced dead at the hospital at 6:15 a.m., according to a news release by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
Betty Francois Age
Betty Francois was 91 years old at the time of death.
Betty Francois dies after being shot by deputies
An old Victorville woman who was shot by deputies after allegedly pointing a shotgun at them died in the hospital Monday, Jan. 11, authorities said. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department identified the woman as Betty Francois.
Francois called 911 on Saturday, January 9, and reported people were trying to break into her home on the 17800 block of Sunburst Road in the Spring Valley Lake community, according to Jodi Miller, a spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies headed to the home at 9:34 a.m.
“There were no intruders located near the area or the home when deputies arrived,” Miller said.
A woman, later identified as Francois, came out the front door with a shotgun, according to a police statement.
Deputies ordered her to drop the shotgun but she allegedly pointed the weapon at deputies and was shot. Miller didn’t say how many deputies shot Francois. A helicopter took the Victorville woman to a hospital.
What we know so far about Betty Francois
Following the shooting, Francois was airlifted to Colton’s Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson, Jodi Miller, confirmed Francois lived at the home, according to the Victorville Daily Press. A relative told the paper that she was legally blind and deaf.
The investigation is ongoing, authorities said. Anyone with more information is asked to contact Detective Scott Abernathy of the department’s Specialized Investigations Division — Homicide Detail.