Texas woman "says I’m pregnant" before being shot dead by policeman

Texas officer fatally shoots woman heard claiming to be pregnant in video circulating social media

Police said they could not confirm whether she was pregnant and that an autopsy will determine that.

Before the shooting, the officer, who is Hispanic and an 11-year veteran of the police force, was patrolling the apartment complex and tried to arrest Turner because he knew she had outstanding warrants, Dorris said.

According to United States 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.

Footage circulating on social media shows the officer following the woman, who has not been identified, through the vehicle park as she tells him he is "harassing" her. When he tried to handcuff her, she grabbed the weapon and turned it back on the officer.

Five shots ring out, killing her at the scene, with police saying at least one hit her in the face, according to The Dallas Morning News.

Moments later he killed her.

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The officer went after her and tased her.

Witness video obtained by KHOU-TV shows the Turner on the ground when about five gunshots can be heard. "I'm actually walking to my house".

"It's unfortunate that somebody takes a tragic incident like this and posts it on social media", Dorris complained, according to KPRC. As a struggle ensued on the ground over the Taser, the woman shouts "I'm pregnant".

In addition, Lt. Steve Dorris told the press that he believes the officer was wearing a body camera, but that footage will not be immediately released due to their on-going investigation. "And that's when you turn around and he say, 'Bam, bam, bam, ' and just shot her like that", Carr said.

At this time, the officer who shot Turner has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into the shooting. He said "as a matter of practice", he keeps names of officers involved in such incidents private so the officer does not get "bombarded" with media requests. "We would often see her, see her walk her dog around", local resident Raquelle Cuellar told ABC 13.

Investigators are trying to contact whoever recorded the video, because the person was a witness to the shooting, the lieutenant said. "It's extremely disrespectful to everybody involved but that's the day and age we live in with social media", he said.

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