UPDATED: 9:15 a.m. EDT — The woman shot dead by police in suburban Houston on Monday night as seen on a shocking viral video has been identified as a 44-year-old grandmother of three, according to a new report. According to local news outlet KPRC, family members identified Pamela Turner as the victim who could be heard yelling “I’m pregnant!” to the unidentified Baytown Police Department officer before she was shot multiple times.
Family members reportedly said the shooting was unjustified.
Police described Turner as the aggressor Monday night in the Brixton Apartments complex parking lot.
“During the course of the attempted arrest, the female began struggling with the officer, which forced the officer to deploy his Taser,” Baytown Police Department Lt. Steve Dorris said. “That deployment was not effective, and the female was able to get the officer’s Taser away from him. (She) actually tased the officer, which forced the officer to draw his duty weapon and fire multiple rounds at the suspect.”
Turner was reportedly battling mental illness.
“Turner’s sister, Antoinette, said the woman has two children, both in their 20s, and three grandchildren. Antoinette also said the officer was Turner’s neighbor and she had previously complained about the officer harassing her,” KPRC wrote. “Turner was on medication for schizophrenia, Antoinette said.”
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