Texas woman "says I’m pregnant" before being shot dead by policeman

A witness recorded a Texas police officer fatally shooting a woman he was trying to arrest-after she can be heard on the video yelling, "I'm pregnant".

The confrontation happened at 10:40 p.m. Monday in Baytown, Texas, near Houston. The woman, identified as Pamela Turner, 44, allegedly had outstanding warrants which led the officer to try to arrest her.

In the video, which is circulating on social media, Turner is heard saying "You're actually harassing me" and "I'm actually walking to my house" before falling to the ground. The officer then drew his duty weapon and fired multiple rounds at the woman, striking her at least once.

The officer then contacted the woman and tried to arrest her, the release states, but the woman resisted the arrest.

One angry woman tweeted that the officer tasered the unarmed woman twice and shot at her five times while she was on the ground.

Family members were not able to confirm if Turner was pregnant, KPRC said, while police also said they would not know until after an autopsy.

Video showed the police man standing over the woman.

A woman who said she is Turner's niece told KHOU that Turner has suffered with mental health issues and that her claim of being pregnant was not true.

The incident was captured on social media and circulated overnight, CBS Houston affiliate KHOU-TV reported.

Residents of the apartment complex told the station that Turner was harmless and that she typically just walked around the neighborhood with her pet. It is not known how many times she was shot, but she died at the scene, reports KHOU11.

The officer has been placed on three days' administrative leave; police are searching for the person who took the cellphone footage, as a potential witness, Dorris told Fox News on Tuesday.

"It's unfortunate that somebody takes a tragic incident like this and posts it on social media", Dorris said.

"This is the first shooting the officer has been involved in", Dorris said, adding that he wasn't seriously hurt.

"It's a tragic event for everybody involved". "Of course, our hearts go out to the families of the deceased as well as our officer". We want to get all the questions answered that we can.

Police also said the woman, whose name has not yet been released, is someone they've dealt with in the past.

"That's extremely disrespectful for everybody involved".

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