And she'd still be alive.'Prosecutors said that although they had ruled the shooting justified, that decision isn't a ruling on whether the police entering the house when they did was the right tactic.'I'm a prosecutor, not a police tactician,' Johnson County Chief Deputy District Attorney Chris Mc Mullin told the Star.She believes she was 'left to die' after her drink was spiked with a date rape drug.But the 24-year-old student is determined not to be defined by her disability and set up a Tinder profile packed with darkly comic jokes about her missing legs.As cops surrounded the door she had cracked open, Howard suddenly slammed the door shut.The sergeant on the scene made a snap decision, and kicked in the door to confront her.'Gun!A double amputee has revealed how she met dozens of men after poking fun at her own disability on Tinder.Mandy Horvath lost both of her legs above the knee after she was hit by a coal train as she lay unconscious on the track near a bar she had been at in Steele City, Kansas.
The dramatic scene unfolded on the afternoon of August 23, when Olathe Police officers and Johnson County Sheriff's deputies arrived at a residence to serve an arrest warrant on Howard for a probation violation.
Speaking through a crack in the door, Howard acted bizarrely, barking at the police dog and claiming she didn't believe the cops were legitimate law enforcement officers.
Howard's family has said that she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, although it is unclear whether the police were aware of that diagnosis.
Around three hours later, at 6pm, cops began to move into the residence, repeatedly ordering Howard to surrender and threatening to release a K-9 unit into the house if she did not.
About 20 minutes after entering the residence, police were positioned outside the door to a small utility room where Howard had barricaded herself inside.