A lady in Texas has been shot dead by a policeman just after she allegedly grabbed his Taser and fired it at him.
She appeared to say “I am pregnant” moments just before she was killed in an incident captured on video.
Baytown Police Lieutenant Steve Dorris stated there was a struggle involving the pair and the officer had been forced to use his Taser.
But as he was attempting to arrest the lady, she managed to get hold of the stun gun and utilized it on the officer.
He then fired 5 shots at her, killing her. The officer did not endure really serious injuries in the altercation.
It has not been confirmed no matter whether she was pregnant and a post-mortem will be carried out to establish if she was.
The unnamed officer was patrolling an apartment complicated in Baytown late on Monday and attempted to detain the 45-year-old lady.
He had earlier dealings with her since he was conscious she had outstanding warrants, according to Lieutenant Dorris.
In the video, which has emerged on social media, the lady was heard saying “you are truly harassing me” and “I am truly walking to my home”.
The unnamed lady was on the ground and appeared to attain towards the officer when she seemed to say “I am pregnant”.
Moments later he killed her.
Lieutenant Dorris stated: “It is a tragic occasion for everyone involved. Of course, our hearts go out to the loved ones of the deceased as effectively as our officer.”
The woman’s name has not been released, as her loved ones has not but been informed.
Investigators want to speak to the particular person who filmed the shooting as they have been a witness.