Texas police officer fatally shoots woman heard on video shouting, 'I'm pregnant'

Pamela Turner was shot by an unidentified Baytown Texas cop

A Texas police officer fatally shot an unarmed woman moments after she is heard saying "I'm pregnant" in an altercation captured on video. However, police say as the officer tased the woman, she then gained control of his taser and tried to fire it at the officer.

Police say that's when a struggle ensued, forcing the officer to deploy his department issued taser at the woman.

"You're actually harassing me", the woman said in video of the incident.

The video shows the officer, who has not been identified, apparently trying to handcuff Turner, but she breaks free. That prompted him to fire multiple times at the woman, hitting her at least once.

The officer's name has not been released, but Baytown police said he is an 11-year veteran of the department.

Moments later he killed her.

While on her back, she appeared to struggle with the officer, saying, "Why?"

Meanwhile, a video of the shooting posted on Snapchat shows the woman screaming to the officer that she was being harassed and that she was also pregnant.

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"It's a tragic event for everybody involved", he said.

She is also heard screaming, "I'm pregnant".

In addition, Lt. Steve Dorris told the press that he believes the officer was wearing a body camera, but that footage will not be immediately released due to their on-going investigation.

This is the first shooting the officer has been involved in, according to Dorris. Our hearts go out to the family of the deceased.

Raquelle Cuellar, a resident in the apartment complex, told ABC 13 that the woman was often spotted walking her dog in the area.

According to police, the officer was patrolling the Brixton Apartments in Baytown, a midsize Texas city east of Houston, at 10:40 p.m., when he saw Turner. Police are awaiting confirmation of that fact from a medical examiner.

The lieutenant said police have since learned from the medical examiner's office in Harris County that Turner, who was 44 and black, was not pregnant.

Investigators are trying to contact whoever recorded the video, because the person was a witness to the shooting, the lieutenant said. "We owe it to everyone involved, including the decedent, to do a professional investigation", he said. He has been placed on paid administrative leave.

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