Horrifying video captures a Texas police officer shooting dead a woman moments after she yelled, “I’m pregnant!” while getting Tasered.
The woman — identified by family as grandmother-of-three Pamela Turner, 44 — was shown struggling to resist arrest for outstanding warrants outside an apartment complex in Baytown on Monday night, KPRC Click2Houston reported.
“You’re actually harassing me,” she was heard yelling at the unidentified officer, telling him angrily, “I’m actually walking to my house.”
The shaky footage catches the cop Tasering her, with her on the ground getting shocked as she yells, “I’m pregnant!”
Five shots ring out, killing her at the scene, with police saying at least one hit her in the face, according to The Dallas Morning News.
Baytown Police Department’s Lt. Steve Dorris said the officer, an 11-year veteran, was forced to defend himself after the woman grabbed his Taser.
“The female was able to get the officer’s Taser away from him,” he said, according to KPRC.
“[She] actually Tased the officer, which forced the officer to draw his duty weapon and fire multiple rounds at the suspect.”
The officer has been placed on administrative leave. He did not suffer serious injury, police said.
Turner’s sister, Antoinette, confirmed to KPRC that her relative was the dead woman.
She said her sister — who has two children in their 20s as well as three grandkids — was on medication for schizophrenia and previously complained that the officer, a neighbor, had harassed her.
Witnesses told the station that Turner was “not a bad person” and she would “just walk around, smoke her cigarettes and walk her dogs.”
Family members were not able to confirm if Turner was pregnant, KPRC said, while police also said they would not know until after an autopsy.
Court records show she did have three outstanding warrants, according to the station — two for criminal mischief and another for assault resulting in bodily injury.
Police say they want to talk to whoever took the video because they are key witnesses.
“It’s unfortunate that somebody takes a tragic incident like this and posts it on social media,” Dorris complained, according to KPRC. “It’s extremely disrespectful for everybody involved, but that’s the day and age we live in with social media.”
He added, “It’s a tragic event for everybody involved. “Of course, our hearts go out to the family of the deceased as well as our officer.”
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