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Unarmed Black Woman Yells 'I'm Pregnant!' Before Being Shot, Killed by Police
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=49566"><span class="small">Jay Connor, The Root</span></a>   
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 13:18

Connor writes: "A police officer in Baytown, Texas, fatally shot and killed a black woman while attempting to arrest her at her apartment complex on Monday night."

The woman can be heard yelling 'Why are you harassing me?' and 'I'm pregnant!' prior to being shot. (photo: iStock)
The woman can be heard yelling 'Why are you harassing me?' and 'I'm pregnant!' prior to being shot. (photo: iStock)


Unarmed Black Woman Yells 'I'm Pregnant!' Before Being Shot, Killed by Police

By Jay Connor, The Root

14 May 19

 

police officer in Baytown, Texas, fatally shot and killed a black woman while attempting to arrest her at her apartment complex on Monday night.

KHOU 11 reports that the shooting occurred after an officer identified a woman with whom he had prior encounters while patrolling her apartment complex. Believing she had outstanding warrants, he attempted to arrest her before a struggle ensued.

During said struggle, the officer used his taser, which was allegedly wrestled out of his control by the woman and used on the officer. The officer then jumped to his feet and fired five shots, hitting her at least once. In a video of the altercation circulating online, the woman can be heard yelling “Why are you harassing me?” and “I’m pregnant!” prior to being shot.

The officer attempted to render aid, but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Baytown Police Department released the following statement on Facebook Tuesday morning:

Baytown Detectives are on the scene of an Officer involved shooting in the 1600 block of Garth Road. 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 female has been pronounced deceased at the scene. The Harris County District Attorney’s Office is on scene and assisting in the investigation, as is normal in these types of incidents. Any future updates will be provided via an official press release later today, as the investigation unfolds.

According to Lt. Steve Dorris, an investigation is underway. Dorris believes the officer was wearing a body camera, but that footage will not be immediately released because of the investigation.

“We’ll be out for some time tonight to reconstruct the events and get questions answered,” Dorris told reporters.

In response to this disturbing news, many have taken to Twitter to express their outrage.

We’ll keep you updated as this story develops.

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+5 # randrjwr 2019-05-14 22:33
Forced to use his gun? How about just punching her on the jaw? Still pretty barbaric, but far better than shooting. Why isn't deadly force a last resort rather than the "go-to?"
 
 
+4 # DongiC 2019-05-15 02:00
One Solution: take the policemen's guns away especially in the state of Texas.
 
 
+3 # Rwspisak 2019-05-15 03:21
A national Re-assessment is long over due to establish once and for all that summary executions are neither lawful nor helpful to establish “law and order”. Officer safety is important but equally important is the constitutional respect for every citizen. Innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, must be finally observed. There must be no illusion that under the slightest suspicion any officer, can use lethal force, to apprehend a citizen, a human being who has the inalienable right to be secure in their person and effects. The whim or suspicion, or hunch or frankly attitude must no longer allow the summary execution of a citizen in an American Street. This presumed “license” to execute, the prerogative of any law enforcement officer to commit extra-judicial murder must end, once and for all.
 
 
+3 # Kootenay Coyote 2019-05-15 08:48
The unidentified officer is obviously incompetent & apparently brutal. At least this did not occur in Alabama, or the woman would have been charged posthumously with Criminal Abortion.
 
 
+2 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2019-05-15 13:03
I saw the video of this. It is very clear that the cop simply pulled out his gun and fired 5 times point blank into the woman who was on the ground. He was standing. They were struggling and he shoved her to the ground, backed up a step, pulled his gun, and executed her.

How many more of these can we take? Where is the outrage by our official spokespersons in the major media and the congress. Why has the DOJ not opened a massive Mueller Probe into police violence and murder of African Americans. We waste millions of hours and dollars on pointless Russia investigations and murders like this go unnoticed by the FBI and DOJ.
 
 
0 # jwb110 2019-05-16 13:21
The question becomes, certainly in lieu of the latest abortion bans, is the unborn child entitled for restitution for his remaining family. A lot of the abortion bans are based in that reasoning. I believe it is the law that unborn children have the rights to inherit. Just a thought.