Lieutenant Steve Dorris of the Baytown Police Department told local media it was early days and an investigation was underway. He said the officer did not suffer serious injuries. In the video, the woman is also on the ground at the time that the gunshots are fired.
As he tried to put handcuffs on her, Turner yelled, "I'm walking, I'm actually walking to my house", in the video.
"It's just sad - very sad - when you see somebody for the past six months walking around", Jennifer Sims said.
"It's a tragic event for everybody involved". At that point, while on the ground and struggling with the officer, she said, "I'm pregnant", but also appeared to grab the stun gun and apply it to the officer's groin, Dorris said. She was accused of criminal mischief and assault on April 25 after a manager at her apartment complex told police that Turner scratched her face and broke her glasses during a confrontation over an eviction notice.
Dorris said he believed the police officer was wearing a body cam, but that video will not immediately be released as the investigation continues. Then he shoots - rapidly, five times.
Residents told KPRC 2 that Turner was a resident of the apartment complex and frequently walked late at night to smoke cigarettes or walk her dogs.
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Considering how similar her pastel headpieces look to the ones on the doll device, perhaps there's a connection. Topher Grace can also be spotted in the fray, and Andrew Scott appears as a gunman who's driven to the edge.
The officer nor the woman have been publicly identified. Baytown Police detectives along with investigators from the Harris County District Attorney's Office are investigating the incident. "Of course, our hearts go out to the family of the deceased as well as our officer".
She said her sister - who has two children in their 20s as well as three grandkids - was on medication for schizophrenia and previously complained that the officer, a neighbor, had harassed her.
The encounter was captured by an unknown bystander and later uploaded to social media. The officer involved, who was not seriously hurt during the incident, has since been placed on paid administrative leave as per protocol. "It's extremely disrespectful to everybody involved but that's the day and age we live in with social media", he said.
Fatal police shootings have been a common occurrence in the USA, with every year since 2015 seeing almost 1,000 incidents. A few moments later, the officer draws his service weapon and fires five shots at a prone Turner.
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.