Texas officer shoots dead woman heard on video saying 'I'm pregnant'

Texas officer fatally shoots woman heard claiming to be pregnant in video circulating social media

The officer-involved shooting incident unfolded at the Brixton Apartment complex in Baytown, Texas, at roughly 10:40 p.m. local time on Monday. The officer then attempted to render aid to the woman but she was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Dorris. The Baytown Police Department says in a statement that the officer knew she had outstanding warrants and attempted to arrest her. "I'm actually walking to my house".

Turner was on medication for mental illness and had previously complained about the officer's treatment of her, her sister told KPRC.

Because a "struggle ensued", the officer was forced to Tase the woman with his department-issued Taser, the release states. The woman, who is on the ground, appeared to reach towards the officer, and then he fired five shots.

"It's a tragic event for everyone involved", Dorris said, according to KTRK.

The unidentified officer was patrolling the area when he saw the woman-identified by family as Pamela Turner-who he apparently recognized from "prior dealings". The police are also trying to locate the person who filmed the shooting and uploaded the content to social media.

Per department policy, the officer has been placed on three days of paid administrative leave, the Baytown reported.

The woman's name has not been released, pending notification of her family.

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Dorris said the officer was wearing a body camera during the shooting, but authorities have not released the footage, since the investigation is ongoing.

"It's unfortunate that somebody takes a tragic incident like this and posts it on social media", Dorris said, according to KPRC. "It's extremely disrespectful for everybody involved".

"It was a sad situation. But that's the day and age we live in with social media".

Moments later he killed her.

The video of the police shooting can be seen on the next page.

Conversations about implicit bias and their deadly consequences have been a major part of the past decade, and video recordings of encounters between civilians and police have helped raise awareness of police use of force.

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