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

14 May 2019

Click2Houston reports that the shooting occurred late Monday night at the Brixton Apartments. 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. "You're actually harassing me".

"I'm walking", Turner says.

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. In the video, the woman is also on the ground at the time that the gunshots are fired.

"The female was able to get the officer's Taser away from him", he said, according to KPRC. It was this move that ultimately prompted the officer to fire multiple bullets at Turner.

Baytown police said the officer tried to give first aid to the woman, but she was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities said she was wanted on warrants for assault and criminal mischief, and the officer knew her from previous interactions. She also revealed that her sister was on medication for schizophrenia.

Family members were not able to confirm if Turner was pregnant at the time, and police will not be able to confirm until an autopsy is completed.

Officials have not yet confirmed whether the officer did in fact live near Turner or if complaints had been filed by Turner. "We would often see her, see her walk her dog around", resident Raquelle Cuellar told local television news channel KTRK-TV Houston. She didn't mess with anybody. At least one person can be seen watching from a yard.

He added, "It's a tragic event for everybody involved".

"It's unfortunate that somebody takes a tragic incident like this and posts it on social media", Dorris complained, according to KPRC. "But that's the day and age we live in with social media".

The Baytown Police Department posted a statement regarding the fatal shooting to Facebook at 1:47 a.m. Tuesday.

According to U.S. media, the officer, who has not been named, is an 11-year-old veteran of the Baytown Police Department He has been placed on paid administrative leave, Dorris said, adding that this is standard protocol.

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