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.
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.
Her criminal history also included an arrest on April 25 on charges of disorderly conduct and public intoxication.
Antoinette has not been able to confirm that her sister was pregnant, and police said that an autopsy will determine that.
SOURCE: Daily Mail