AFRICANGLOBE – Police in Texas appeared to be attempting to control the narrative surrounding the fatal shooting of a Black woman in suburban Houston Monday night.
A Baytown Police officer murdered Pamela Turner in a shooting that was recorded on video by a bystander. The video showed the unidentified officer assaulting Turner and using his Taser on her, forcing her to the ground. Turner could be heard yelling, “I’m pregnant!” before the race soldier pulled out his gun and fired at her five times at very close range.
Tuesday morning, police were saying that Turner, a 44-year-old grandmother of three, tried to grab the officer’s Taser gun, claiming that was the reason the officer was forced to use his gun on her.
“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. “That deployment was not effective, and the female was able to get the officer’s Taser away from him. (She) actually tased the officer, which forced the officer to draw his duty weapon and fire multiple rounds at the suspect.”
The video, however, told a different story and did not appear to show Turner reaching for anything while she was on the ground.
Police continued to investigate the shooting death of a grandmother in suburban Houston on Monday night. There was a heavy police presence in the parking lot where Turner was shot.
Race Soldier Executing Pregnant Black Woman