Police: Texas Cop Fatally Shoots Woman After Struggle Over Taser

 

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BAYTOWN, Texas (TTWN/WBZ NewsRadio) — A pregnant woman is dead after being shot by an officer trying to arrest her at an apartment complex outside Houston. 

Baytown Police said the incident happened around 10:40 p.m. Monday in which the officer, an 11-year veteran of the department was patrolling the complex and came across the 45-year-old woman who he knew had outstanding warrants. 

In an attempt to arrest her, a struggle ensued and the officer used his taser on the woman, but as he attempted to handcuff her, she grabbed his taser and allegedly used it on the officer according to authorities.

That led to the officer grabbing his gun and firing multiple rounds at the woman, striking her at least once. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Witness cellphone video of the shooting has been circulated on social media and the woman can be heard saying she's pregnant. 

 

“It's unfortunate that somebody takes a tragic incident like this and posts it on social media,” said Dorris to KHOU-TV, the CBS affiliated station Houston, “It's extremely disrespectful for everybody involved, but that's the day and age we live in with social media.”

While it is not clear who shot the video, authorities said that they looking to speak to the person who filmed the shooting as they are a witness.

The woman's name and the officer's name haven't been officially released.

TTWN's Jared Schaefer contributed to this report.

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