The shooting happened Thursday night near 103rd and Grand Ave.
The officers involved in the shooting have been identified as Jodi Sautter, a 10-year veteran with the department and Marisa Boyce, a 4-year veteran. Department policy requires any officer who discharges a firearm that results in the injury of another are placed on paid administrative leave pending an internal investigation.
Omaha Police say 52-year-old Paula Moen was shot around 8:45 Thursday night after pointing a flare gun at officers.
Police were called to the home of 73 year old Madonna Runco. Runco told them her daughter was playing music too loudly in the garage and said her daughter had a mental illness and was intoxicated.
The officers say when they asked Moen to turn down the music she first pulled a small glass bottle out of her purse and threw it at the officers. She then pulled a folding knife from her purse and waved it at officers. One of them fired a taser at Moen, but it proved ineffective.
The officers say Moen then pulled an Orion 12-gauge flare gun from her handbag and pointed it at one of them. One officer fired her handgun, hitting Moen in the chest.
Moen was reported in critical condition at an Omaha hospital, but is expected to survive.