Woman shot dead by United States police, seconds after yelling 'I'm pregnant'


An investigation is underway after a Texas police officer shot and killed a woman he was trying to arrest. Video of the deadly confrontation cuts off seconds after Turner's body slumps to the ground.

In the video, which has emerged on social media, the woman was heard saying "you're actually harassing me" and "I'm actually walking to my house".

Five shots ring out, killing her at the scene, with police saying at least one hit her in the face, according to The Dallas Morning News. He stands over her, trying to stop her hands from moving, before stepping away again. Turner is described as having a history of mental illness and may have been pregnant at the time of her death.

At that point, while on the ground and struggling with the officer, she said, "I'm pregnant", but also appeared to grab the stun gun and apply it to the officer's groin, Dorris said.

The unnamed officer came across the woman while patrolling an apartment complex in the city of Baytown, some 27 miles east of Houston. "Why? Why? I didn't do anything to you", Turner says as the struggle continues.

"[She] actually Tased the officer, which forced the officer to draw his duty weapon and fire multiple rounds at the suspect".

The Baytown Police Facebook appears to have been deleted.

Authorities say that Turner resisted arrest, prompting the officer to use his Taser.

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This is the first shooting the officer has been involved in, according to Dorris. "We would often see her, see her walk her dog around". Antoinette was unable to confirm whether Turner was pregnant.

Mr Dorris said police would like to speak to the person who filmed the video.

Dorris has said that in addition to this bystander video, there is likely also video from the officer's bodycam.

The incident was captured on social media and circulated overnight, CBS Houston affiliate KHOU-TV reported.

The officer has been placed on administrative leave. "It was a sad situation", Cuellar said. "Our hearts go out to the family of the deceased".

Turner's sister told KPRC that Turner was on medication for schizophrenia and that she had two children and three grandchildren. "It's extremely disrespectful for everybody involved, but that's the day and age we live in with social media".

Moments later he fires five shots.