Texas cop shoots dead woman who said ‘I’m preg­nant’

Hindustan Times (Patiala) - - World -

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.”

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