The Orange County Sheriff's Department says deputies responding to a report of a residential burglary in progress early Wednesday fatally shot a woman holding a gun.
The shooting occurred around 1 a.m. in the community of Lake Forest.
The department says deputies gave numerous commands ordering the woman to drop the gun before the shooting.
The woman was pronounced dead at a hospital. The department says she was in her late 20s but her name was not released.
The department released a photo of a handgun lying on the ground at the scene.