Viral Video captures police shooting of Black woman who yells she’s pregnant

Baytown Lt. Dorris discusses fatal shooting of woman heard on video shouting 'I'm pregnant'

A police officer in Texas has allegedly shot and killed a woman who may have reached for his taser during an altercation.

Family members were not able to confirm if Turner was pregnant at the time, and police will not be able to confirm until an autopsy is completed.

The lieutenant said the officer was patrolling the complex about 40 kilometres east of Houston and tried to arrest the African-American woman because he knew she had outstanding warrants.

The Baytown Police Department says in a statement that the officer knew she had outstanding warrants and attempted to arrest her.

"I'm actually walking to my house!" she is heard shouting.

According to Baytown PD Lt. Steve Dorris, as the officer was trying to handcuff the woman, she managed to get control of his taser and tase him with it.

That's when he pulled out his weapon and fired several shots, hitting her at least one time.

Witnesses who saw the woman frequently walking her dog in the area said they believe she may have had mental issues. Moments later he fires five shots, killing her.

In the video, which was shot at night, it is not apparently clear that Turner got hold of the officer's taser.

"You're actually harassing me", she said, before the two fall to the ground.

"It's unfortunate that somebody takes a tragic incident like this and posts it on social media", Dorris complained, according to KPRC. She was pronounced dead at the scene, he said.

This is the first shooting the officer has been involved in, according to Dorris. She was accused of criminal mischief and assault on April 25 after a manager at her apartment complex told police that Turner scratched her face and broke her glasses during a confrontation over an eviction notice. The Harris County District Attorney's Office is assisting in the investigation. "Of course, our hearts go out to the family of the deceased as well as our officer".

Dorris said the officer was wearing a body camera during the shooting, but authorities have not released the footage, since the investigation is ongoing.

Once again, a shocking police shooting caught on video is causing outrage.

Per department policy, the officer has been placed on three days of paid administrative leave, the Baytown reported.

"That's extremely disrespectful for everybody involved".



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