Texas Officer Shoots, Kills Woman Heard On Video Claiming She’s Pregnant

Texas Officer Shoots, Kills Woman Heard On Video Claiming She’s Pregnant

A dramatic confrontation between police and an unarmed woman, who said she was pregnant before she was shot dead by an officer, has been caught on camera. Lt Steve Dorris of Baytown police said the officer was patrolling an apartment complex and attempted to arrest the 45-year-old woman, whom the officer had previously dealt with, because he knew she had outstanding warrants.

Police say that's when a struggle ensued, forcing the officer to deploy his department issued taser at the woman. In the 30-second footage, the woman can be heard telling the officer, "I'm actually walking to my house", and shouting, "I'm pregnant", before she's shot.

A woman in Texas has been shot dead by a policeman after she allegedly grabbed his Taser and fired it at him. Moments later, something flashes as she reaches her arm out toward the officer.

Moments later he killed her.

She later claims the officer is "harassing" her.

Witness video from the encounter, which was posted to social media and went viral overnight, shows the officer attempting to apprehend the woman near a parked vehicle.

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The officer, who is Hispanic and an 11-year veteran of the department, had previous dealings with Turner.

"If somebody takes your Taser away from you and starts tasing you, there's a very good likelihood that this is going to escalate and get very bad for the officer from there", Dorris told reporters. Police said they will be withholding the woman's name until her family is notified. He was placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard protocol. That is when an unidentified Baytown officer recognized her from prior encounters.

Kevin Davis, a police detective and the author of a book on investigating police use of force, said it is impossible to make a proper assessment of Turner's shooting based only on the video and facts released so far.

The lieutenant said police have since learned from the medical examiner's office in Harris County that Turner, who was 44 and black, was not pregnant.

The shooting is under investigation.

Residents told KPRC 2 that Turner was a resident of the apartment complex and frequently walked late at night to smoke cigarettes or walk her dogs. "It's extremely disrespectful for everybody involved, but that's the day and age we live in with social media".

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