NSW police officer who shot dead a young woman who posed a threat to herself and her children has been charged with murder

Police in the northern NSW town of Manly have charged a 17-year-old woman with murder after she was fatally shot while attempting to rob a house.

Police said the young woman was shot outside her home in the town of Gedo on Monday afternoon.

The woman was not injured and was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Her name has not been released.

A 17-years-old girl was arrested and charged with the murder of the woman who was fatally wounded in the Gedo area of NSW, police said on Tuesday.

She is not believed to have been armed at the time.

The man was also charged with robbery.

Police allege that the young women attempted to rob the home of the two women on Monday and that the homeowner was not armed when the attempted robbery occurred.

They say that the woman was wearing a ski mask and that she was not carrying a firearm.

The homeowner was charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

It is believed that the two victims were in the house when the incident took place.

The investigation is ongoing and police have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

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