Texas cop shoots dead woman who said ‘I’m pregnant’
Police in Texas said an officer who shot and killed an African American woman moments after she seems to say “I’m pregnant” in a videotaped altercation has been placed on paid administrative leave.
Baytown Lt Steve Dorris said the officer shot 44-year-old Pamela Turner around 10:40 pm local time on Monday after trying to arrest her at an apartment complex in the community about 40 kilometres east of Houston.
Dorris declined to identify the officer but said he is Hispanic.
Dorris said Turner struck the officer in the groin with a Taser, shocking him. He said the officer then fired multiple rounds at Turner, shooting her at least once. Dorris said earlier that the officer had dealt with Turner before and knew she had outstanding warrants. In the video, Turner is heard saying “You’re actually harassing me.”