Witness Captures Officer's Struggle With Woman, Fatal Shots

The officer was wearing a bodycam police said

A police officer shot and killed a woman at a Houston-area apartment complex after she hit him with his Taser during a struggle, shocking him, police said. The report goes on to say that the officer knew the woman had outstanding warrants, so he approached her to arrest her.

Around 10:40 p.m. Monday, police say a patrol officer saw a 45-year-old woman he had dealings with before and knew she had warrants.

"During the course of the attempted arrest, the female began struggling with the officer, which forced the officer to deploy his Taser", Baytown Police Department Lt. Steve Dorris said.

Footage circulating on social media shows the officer following the woman, who has not been identified, through the auto park as she tells him he is "harassing" her.

In a video recorded by a witness and posted on social media, the officer can be seen standing over Pamela Turner and reaching down to try to grab her arms.

Dorris has said that in addition to this bystander video, there is likely also video from the officer's bodycam. Moments later he fires five shots, killing her.

The officer tried to give aid to the woman immediately after the incident, however, she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.

"It's unfortunate that somebody takes a tragic incident like this and starts posting it on social media", said Dorris. The officer, identified as an 11-year police veteran, had been patrolling an apartment complex in Baytown and spotted Brown. Turner is described as having a history of mental illness and may have been pregnant at the time of her death. "We would often see her, see her walk her dog around", resident Raquelle Cuellar told local television news channel KTRK-TV Houston. The Harris County District Attorney's Office is assisting in the investigation.

Mr Dorris said police would like to speak to the person who filmed the video. It's extremely disrespectful for everybody involved. He is on paid administrative leave as authorities investigate. "But that's the day and age we live in with social media".



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