Black woman who shouted ‘I’m pregnant’ before being shot dead by Texas cop in a shocking video is identified as a grandmother-of-three, 44, who suffered from schizophrenia
- WARNING: DISTRESSING CONTENT
- Pamela Turner, 44. was shot and killed in Baytown, Texas, last night
- Footage shows officer standing over Turner before shooting five times
- Baytown police reportedly claimed Turner was shot after grabbing officer’s Taser and using it against him
- Turner had three outstanding warrants and was known to police from previous interactions
- Her sister said Turner has two children in their 20s and three young grandchildren, and she was on schizophrenia medication
A woman who was seen in a shocking video overnight getting shot and killed by a police officer in Texas after claiming she was pregnant has been identified as a schizophrenic grandmother-of-three.
Police in Baytown say an officer was patrolling the Brixton Apartments complex on Garth Road Monday night and attempted to arrest the 44-year-old woman, named by family members as Pamela Turner, because he had previously dealt with her and knew she had outstanding warrants.
Baytown Police Lt. Steve Dorris said the officer, an 11-year veteran of the police department, opened fire after Turner grabbed the cop’s Taser and used it against him.
In the video circulating on social media, Turner is heard saying, ‘You’re actually harassing me’ and ‘I’m actually walking to my house.’
The 44-year-old woman is on the ground and appears to reach toward the officer when she seems to be heard saying ‘I’m pregnant.’ Moments later he fires five shots, killing her.
Footage circulating on social media shows the officer following the woman, 44-year-old Pamela Turner, through the car park in Baytown, Texas, as she tells him he is ‘harassing’ her
The officer is then seen firing a Taser at the woman before she falls to the ground
KPRC spoke to Turner’s sister, Antoinette, who said Pamela has two children in their 20s and three young grandchildren.
The sister also revealed that the 44-year-old woman had been taking medication for schizophrenia.
According to Antoinette, the officer who killed her sister was Turner’s neighbor in the apartment complex and she had previously complained about his harassing her.
Court records show that Turner had three warrants out for her arrest on a charge of assault resulting in bodily harm and two counts of criminal mischief.
Antoinette has not been able to confirm that her sister was pregnant, and police said that an autopsy will determine that.
According to heavy.com, Baytown Police Lieutenant Dorris said in a Facebook post on the force’s official account: ‘It is very early in the investigation however what detectives have learned thus far is one of our officers, an 11 year veteran with the department, was patrolling an apartment complex in the 1600 block of Garth Road when he came across a 45-year-old female that he knew from previous encounters and knew she had outstanding warrants.
‘The officer contacted the female and attempted to arrest her at which time a struggle ensued, forcing the officer to deploy his department issued Taser at the female.
‘It appears that as the officer was then attempting to handcuff the female she was able to gain control of his Taser and turned it on the officer, Tasing the officer, which forced the officer to draw his duty weapon and fire multiple rounds at the female, striking her at least once.’
The Baytown Police Facebook appears to have been deleted.
She can be heard yelling ‘I’m pregnant’ before attempting to sit up, at which point the officer fires his gun five times