She appeared to say "I'm pregnant" moments before she was killed in an incident captured on video.
Click2Houston reports that the shooting occurred late Monday night at the Brixton Apartments. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news. Authorities said she was wanted on warrants for assault and criminal mischief, and the officer knew her from previous interactions. Police are awaiting confirmation of that fact from a medical examiner.
Baytown Police Lieutenant Steve Dorris said there was a struggle between the pair and the officer had been forced to use his Taser. 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.
The unnamed woman was on the ground and appeared to reach towards the officer when she seemed to say "I'm pregnant".
Police said the woman was wanted for outstanding warrants in the city, near Houston, and that the officer had stopped to arrest her at around 10.40pm. The officer, an 11 year veteran with the department, did not suffer serious injuries.
"It's a tragic event for everyone involved". "Our hearts go out to the family of the deceased".
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The Harris County District Attorney's Office is investigating, and the department will conduct an internal review.
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 unfortunate that someone takes a tragic incident like this and starts posting it on social media".
A neighbour in Baytown, near Houston, Raquelle Cuellar told ABC 13: "It was a sad situation". "It's extremely disrespectful for everybody involved".
Dorris said he does not plan to release the name of the officer, at least not for several days.
The video of the police shooting can be seen on the next page. "(She) actually tased the officer, which forced the officer to draw his duty weapon and fire multiple rounds at the suspect".