Texas cop 'shoots unarmed pregnant woman' in shocking video

Cheryl Sanders
May 15, 2019

The incident is now under investigation by Baytown Police and The Harris County District Attorney's Office. The officer deployed his Taser on the woman, but, as he was trying to handcuff her, she apparently got hold of the device and used it on him. Turner did not fire the stun gun but it shocked the officer when it struck him, Dorris said.

Police say they want to talk to whoever took the video because they are key witnesses.

"I'm pregnant!" the woman shouts repeatedly as she is pinned to the ground by an officer, in the footage captured on a mobile phone.

"You're actually harassing me", she was heard yelling at the unidentified officer, telling him angrily, "I'm actually walking to my house".

The woman yelled that she was pregnant before she was tased. "It was a sad situation", Cuellar said. "And that's when you turn around and he say, 'Bam, bam, bam, ' and just shot her like that", Carr said.

Dorris said he believed the police officer was wearing a body cam, but that video will not immediately be released as the investigation continues. When she got up and pushed the officer away, the cop pulled out his gun and shot her multiple times at very close range.

The identify of the officer involved in the shooting has not yet being released. Our hearts go out to the family of the deceased. He is on paid administrative leave as authorities investigate.

She was a resident of the apartment complex where the shooting occurred and was often seen in the area walking her dog, KPRC 2 reported.

"The Harris County District Attorney's Office is on scene and assisting in the investigation, as is normal in these types of incidents", police said.

Antoinette also added that her sister was on medication to treat schizophrenia.

Video taken by witnesses has been circulating on social media. It's extremely disrespectful for everybody involved.

Since 2015, The Washington Post has maintained a database of fatal police shootings in the United States.

Sadly, another day, another report of an unarmed Black person being shot and killed by the police.

Conversations about implicit bias and their deadly consequences have been a major part of the past decade, and video recordings of encounters between civilians and police have helped raise awareness of police use of force.

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