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Chaos erupted on a Brooklyn street Thursday evening after a dramatic car crash ended with the woman who was driving being shot and killed by plainclothes cops.

Cell phone video taken immediately after the police-involved shooting in East Flatbush shows a woman lying in a pool of her own blood, shot in the chest.

The shooting happened at the intersection of Church Avenue and East 38th Street.

The NYPD said that officers in an unmarked car saw a stolen grey Toyota Camry being driven erratically on Church Avenue, run a series of red lights for several blocks, and then collide with a Toyota minivan on East 38th Street.

When the officers approached the car, the woman who was driving moved to the passenger side seat and struck one cop with the door, move back to the driver's seat, and put the carin reverse and hit the gas, the NYPD said.

The other officer had entered the car on the driver's side with his gun in one hand and was trying to shift the gear into park with his other hand when his gun fired once, striking the woman in the chest, according to an NYPD release.

The woman was taken to Kings County hospital where she was pronounced dead.

She had no identification on her or in the car, but police identified her by her fingerprints.

Residents were angry about the shooting, saying she was unarmed, but that is not confirmed. Many onlookers chanted "murderers" at the police at the scene.

The Toyota Camry was reported stolen in a gunpoint carjacking on June 5 in Brooklyn, police said.

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