Mobile phone video has captured the moments before a Texas police officer shot and killed a woman who claimed she was pregnant. But the woman's family says she was not pregnant, and an autopsy will confirm one way or the other, ABC News reports.
As he tried to put handcuffs on her, Turner yelled, "I'm walking, I'm actually walking to my house", in the video.
An officer confronts a woman in Baytown, Tex., before they wrestle over his taser, resulting in him shooting her to death.
In the video, the woman appears to reach for the officer, who stands back and fires five shots toward her.More news: Black Mirror Season 5 Trailer Reveals Anthony Mackie And Andrew Scott Episodes
The lieutenant said the officer, who is yet to be identified, was patrolling an apartment complex when he spotted the woman, who he'd dealt with before. As she is sitting on the pavement, with a lit object in her hand, five shots ring out and she slumps over. Authorities said she was wanted on warrants for assault and criminal mischief, and the officer knew her from previous interactions.
The confrontation unfolded in Baytown, Texas, on Monday evening (local time) when an officer tried to arrest Pamela Turner, 44, over outstanding warrants. "You're actually harassing me".
"It's extremely disrespectful for everybody involved, but that's the day and age we live in with social media". Dorris said the officer is an 11-year veteran of the force. The officer eventually gets the woman on the ground.
"If somebody takes your Taser away from you and starts tasing you, there's a very good likelihood that this is going to escalate and get very bad for the officer from there", Dorris told reporters. The 45-year-old woman died at the scene.More news: Alabama Senate bans almost all abortions, including rape cases
Turner's sister, Antoinette, confirmed to KPRC that her relative was the dead woman.
This is the first shooting the officer has been involved in, according to Dorris.
The Harris County District Attorney's Office are assisting with the investigation.
Investigators want to talk to the person who filmed the shooting as they were a witness. He was placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard protocol. "We owe it to everyone involved, including the decedent, to do a professional investigation", he said. "Our hearts go out to the families of the deceased, as well as our officer".More news: HTC releases smartphone with Bitcoin full node capabilities