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

Clay Curtis
May 14, 2019

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. "I'm actually walking to my house".

A "pop" can be heard - which came from a police stun gun, according to Good Morning America - and a struggle ensues.

Floyd Rubin, who shares two children with Turner, told CNN that police have not shared any details with his family about the shooting.

Dorris says the officer opened fire after the woman grabbed the officer's Taser and used it against him.

The woman is on the ground and appears to reach toward the officer when she seems to be heard saying "I'm pregnant".

"It appears that as the officer was then attempting to handcuff the female she was able to gain control of his Taser and turned it on the officer, Tasing the officer, which forced the officer to draw his duty weapon and fire multiple rounds at the female, striking her at least once", police said.

The woman yelled that she was pregnant before she was tased.

The department has not released the names of the woman and officer involved.

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"It's a tragic event for everybody involved", Dorris said during an interview with local CBS affiliate KHOU. "Of course, our hearts go out to the family 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.

Dorris said he believed the police officer was wearing a body cam, but that video will not immediately be released as the investigation continues.

"It's unfortunate that somebody take a tragic incident like this and start posting it on social media", he said.

A neighbour in Baytown, near Houston, Raquelle Cuellar told ABC 13: "It was a sad situation". "That's extremely disrespectful for everybody involved".

The officer is now on administrative leave, in accordance with standard protocol.

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.

Conversations about implicit bias and their deadly consequences have been a major part of the past decade, and video recordings of encounters between civilians and police have helped raise awareness of police use of force.

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