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Funeral set for 83-year-old woman shot and killed by Altavista police officer

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According to family members, an 83-year-old woman was shot and killed by an Altavista police officer Wednesday night.

Family members tell WDBJ7 that Delma Towler called police because she thought someone was breaking into her home on 10th Street.

Relatives say the 83-year-old was wandering behind her house. WDBJ7 has learned Delma may have fired a gunshot through her back door.

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