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Woman Says’I’m Pregnant’ Before Being Shot Dead By US Cop

Woman Says’I’m Pregnant’ Before Being Shot Dead By US Cop

In a news release, the department said the police officer saw the woman, who he knew from previous encounters had outstanding warrants, and attempted to arrest her.

The incident unfolded Monday night, when the unnamed officer was patrolling a Baytown apartment complex and recognized the woman from past encounters. He then tried to used his Taser, but she knocked it out of his hand, grabbed it and used it on him.

During a video of the attack, the woman can be heard saying "I'm pregnant", according to KHOU-TV, a Houston area station that reviewed the footage.

Turner was pronounced dead at the scene. There's a struggle and then she's tased.

Lieutenant Dorris said: "It's a tragic event for everybody involved". He was not injured severely enough to be treated at a hospital.

The Harris County District Attorney's Office is investigating, and the department will conduct an internal review.

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"The officer was ordering the defendant to stop and he didn't, and the officer shot once, managing to wound the defendant", Moore said.

The officer is now on administrative leave, in accordance with standard protocol.

Police also said the woman, whose name has not yet been released, is someone they've dealt with in the past. "They need time to cope with that and wrap their brains around what transpired". "It was a sad situation", Cuellar said. A family member identified the woman as Pamela Shantay Turner.

According to U.S. media, the officer, who has not been named, is an 11-year-old veteran of the Baytown Police Department He has been placed on paid administrative leave, Dorris said, adding that this is standard protocol.

"It's unfortunate that somebody takes a tragic incident like this and posts it on social media", Dorris complained, according to KPRC.

Residents of the apartment complex told the station that Turner was harmless and that she typically just walked around the neighborhood with her pet. "It's extremely disrespectful for everybody involved, but that's the day and age we live in with social media". In the first five months of 2019, at least 323 people have been shot and killed by police in the United States.