US Cop Fires Five Bullets, Kills Woman Shouting She's Pregnant

Clay Curtis
May 15, 2019

An investigation has been launched after a Texas police officer shot and killed a woman during an arrest after she shouted, "I'm pregnant". The incident unfolded Monday night, when the unnamed officer was patrolling a Baytown apartment complex and recognized the woman from past encounters.

A struggle ensued when the officer attempted to arrest her for those warrants, Dorris said.

"You're actually harassing me", she says.

An officer confronts a woman in Baytown, Tex., before they wrestle over his taser, resulting in him shooting her to death.

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

According to a database of fatal police shootings created by the Washington Post, at least 323 people in the U.S. have been shot and killed by police so far in 2019. There's a struggle and then she's tased.

The incident was caught on video by witnesses, who then posted the video on social media.

The struggle continued, and according to Baytown police, the woman "was able to gain control of the Taser and used it on the officer".

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Shortly after, the woman can be heard yelling "I'm pregnant" before shots can be heard.

Dorris said he does not plan to release the name of the officer, at least not for several days.

A woman who said she is Turner's niece told KHOU that Turner has suffered with mental health issues and that her claim of being pregnant was not true. "And that's when you turn around and he say, 'Bam, bam, bam, ' and just shot her like that", Carr said.

"This is the first shooting the officer has been involved in", said Lt. Steve Dorris of Baytown Police Department, reported KHOU 11. He has been placed on paid administrative leave.

The Harris County District Attorney's Office is investigating, and the department will conduct an internal review. "Of course, our hearts go out to the family of the deceased as well as our officer".

Raquelle Cuellar, a resident in the apartment complex, told ABC 13 that the woman was often spotted walking her dog in the area.

Investigators are trying to contact whoever recorded the video, because the person was a witness to the shooting, the lieutenant said.

"That's extremely disrespectful for everybody involved".

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