The woman reportedly did not have her glasses on or hearing aid in at the time.
The police statement also alleges that Towler pointed her gun at the officers — a point her son Robert Barbour does not buy.
"Mom ain't gonna hurt no police officer or nobody else. She was a good Christian woman and she wouldn't hurt a soul," Barbour said.
The officer who killed Towler is currently on administrative leave, according to WDBJ7.
"If I have to spend every penny, someone's going to pay," said Langford. "They took my mama."