Published: Tue, May 14, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Texas police officer seen shooting man who was stabbing woman to death

Texas police officer seen shooting man who was stabbing woman to death

A Texas police officer fatally shot a woman moments after she seems to say "I'm pregnant" in an altercation captured on video.

The fight and shooting happened in the 1600 block of Garth Road at about 10:40 p.m., according to Lt. Steve Dorris with the Baytown Police Department.

The December 2017 shooting was the first officer-involved shooting in the district where body camera video was available on the scene and showed the officer was within his right to use deadly force, according to Moore. "I'm actually walking to my house!" Police are awaiting confirmation of that fact from a medical examiner. A struggle ensued and the officer used his Taser on her, but she allegedly grabbed it from him and used it on him as he was trying to handcuff her.

"You're actually harassing me", Turner says after she managed to break free from the officer's grip.

One woman tweeted that the officer Tasered the unarmed woman twice and shot at her five times while she was on the ground.

He tried to detain her, but she kept walking and refused to comply with his orders, police said.

Investigators have not released the name of the officer, but they said the woman's name was Pamela Shantay Turner. "Of course, our hearts go out to the families of the deceased as well as our officer".

The shocking video that has been circulating on social media shows police trying to arrest the 45-year-old woman on Monday evening on a street in Baytown, Texas.

The officer has been placed on paid administrative leave, Dorris said.

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

"It was a sad situation. We would often see her, see her walk her dog around", resident Raquelle Cuellar told local television news channel KTRK-TV Houston.

Dorris has said that in addition to this bystander video, there is likely also video from the officer's bodycam. "It's extremely disrespectful for everybody involved".

Police are searching for the person who recorded the video, with Dorris denouncing the action. "But that's the day and age we live in with social media".

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