Texas Police Officer Fatally Shoot Alleged Pregnant Black Woman
Pamela Turner, 45, had an argument with Texas police officers outside of an apartment complex in the Houston suburb of Baytown, Texas that turned fatal.
“I’m walking! I’m actually walking to my house! You’re actually harassing me,” she screams before a Taser is heard going off. “Why? Why?”
Turner fell to the ground as the officer clearly tried to handcuff her. Moments later he took his gun out and let off multiple shots. The woman was pronounced dead on the scene.
The Baytown Police Department released an official statement saying that the officer was forced to use his gun because the woman got control of his taser. Part of the statement says, “The officer contacted the female and attempted to arrest her at which time a struggle ensued, forcing the officer to deploy his department issued Taser at the female. It appears that as the officer was then attempting to handcuff the female she was able to gain control of his Taser and turned it on the officer, Tasing the officer, which forced the officer to draw his duty weapon and fire multiple rounds at the female, striking her at least once. The female has been pronounced deceased at the scene.”
The department has yet to identify the officer but what we do know is he’s an 11-year veteran who had previous encounters with the victim.
Baytown Police Lt. Steve Dorris told CNN that Turner was not pregnant at the time of the shooting. Turner’s sister, Antoinette, told KPRC that the woman had two children and three grandchildren. Antoinette also spilled the tea and said that the officer was Turner’s neighbor and that her sister is on medication for schizophrenia.
The officer was put on administrative leave and the case continues to be investigated. Authorities are also asking for the person who posted the graphic video to come forward. “It’s unfortunate that somebody take a tragic incident like this and start posting it on social media,” Dorris said. “That’s extremely disrespectful for everybody involved.”
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