A Black woman who was fatally shot by a Texas police officer after claiming that she was pregnant - was not pregnant, according to the authorities.
Lt Steve Dorris of Baytown police said the department had confirmed Turner, 44, was not pregnant but did not elaborate on how police learned she was not pregnant. Autopsy results have not been released.
Dorris told KHOU news that the officer was patrolling The Brixton Apartments when he saw Pamela Turner, 45, who had outstanding warrants. He then approached her to arrest her.
The officer is claiming that a struggle ensued and the officer pulled out a taser but Truner was able to turn the taser on the officer.
The officer was then "forced the officer to draw his duty weapon and fire multiple rounds at the female, striking her at least once." She was pronounced dead at the scene.
“This is the first shooting the officer has been involved in,” said Dorris. “We'll be out for some time tonight to reconstruct the events and get questions answered.”
“It's unfortunate that someone takes a tragic incident like this and starts posting it on social media,” said Dorris. “It's extremely disrespectful for everybody involved. But that's the day and age we Live in with social media.”
Her family now want answers and have even alleged that Turner has several bad experiences" with the officer prior to the shooting, her family's attorney, Benjamin Crump said in a statement.
A civil suit will most likely follow.