Texas officer shoots woman who said she was pregnant: Latest updates

Erika Holt
May 15, 2019

Dorris said Turner was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to police, the officer was patrolling the Brixton Apartments in Baytown, a midsize Texas city east of Houston, at 10:40 p.m., when he saw Turner.

Baytown Lt. Steve Dorris told Fox News the department has confirmed the 44-year-old woman was not pregnant, based on autopsy findings, but those findings haven't been officially released yet. Turner is heard yelling "I'm pregnant" as she struggles on the ground as the officers continue to wrestle her standing above her.

'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'.

The two eventually land on the ground, with the officer standing over Turner, after the officer's stun gun is deployed. 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. She managed to evade the officer.

Dorris said police were aware of the video circulating on social media and that investigators want to talk to the person who took the video, because he or she was a witness to the shooting.

The officer has been place on paid administrative leave, which the department says is standard protocol.

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"It's unfortunate that somebody takes a tragic incident like this and posts it on social media", Dorris said, according to KPRC. "Of course, our hearts go out to the families of the deceased as well as our officer".

A neighbour in Baytown, near Houston, Raquelle Cuellar told ABC 13: "It was a sad situation".

Ms Turner's sister Antoinette said the woman has two children in their 20s and three grandchildren.

Residents of the apartment complex told the station that Turner was harmless and that she typically just walked around the neighborhood with her pet. "It's extremely disrespectful for everybody involved".

A Texas police officer fatally shot a woman who claimed she was pregnant.

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