Texas Officer Fatally Shoots Woman Who Said She Was Pregnant
A new video that has been shared to the internet shows the disturbing moment a Texas officer fatally shoots a woman who claimed she was pregnant, now the community wants answers as to why it went down that way.
Baytown Police Lt. Steve Dorris shared with CBS News that an officer on patrol saw a 45-year-old woman with whom the officer had prior encounters. Apparently, he knew the woman had outstanding warrants, so he decided to approach her to take her in. Dorris said the officer started struggling while trying to detain her and even used his Taser to see if that would help. Dorris claims the woman managed to get control of the Taser and used it on the officer, who then fired several shots, hitting the woman at least once.
It was said that the officer tried to aide the woman after, but she was pronounced dead on the scene. Many people are questioning why so many shots were fired, especially as Dorris stated that the officer is an 11-year veteran of the force. However, he did note that “this is the first shooting the officer has been involved in,” Dorris said, adding that he wasn’t seriously hurt.
As of right now, the woman seen in the video not been identified. Dorris said he believes the officer was wearing a body cam, but it will not be immediately released until they conclude the investigation.
We will continue to keep you updated when more details have been shared.
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