Houston-Area Cop Shoots And Kills Pregnant Black Woman
F**k the police. Straight like that.
In today’s episode of police violence against Black people, we have a tragedy that took place near Beyoncé’s home town.
According to NewsOne, an unnamed, bacon-scented, 11-year badge-wearer in the Baytown neighborhood of Houston was attempting to arrest an unnamed Black woman who he knew had outstanding warrants and a struggle ensued. During the commotion, it’s said that the officer had to use his taser on the woman, who in turn took it from him and used it on him.
In return, the officer pulled his service weapon and shot the woman dead after she screamed multiple times “I’M PREGNANT!”
Witnesses in the area recorded the whole thing and posted the graphic video to social media. At least 5 gunshots can be heard while the woman is still laying on the ground.
You can view the video for yourself below. While it is graphic in nature, the footage stops and only the audio plays at the moment the fatal shots are fired.
Baytown Police Lt. Steve Dorris seems more upset that footage of the incident was posted to social media than the fact that one of his officers essentially executed a citizen.
“It’s unfortunate that someone takes a tragic incident like this and starts posting it on social media,” said Norris. “It’s extremely disrespectful for everybody involved. But that’s the day and age we live in with social media.”
Here’s the message that the Baytown PD posted to their Facebook page:
Baytown Detectives are on the scene of an Officer involved shooting in the 1600 block of Garth Road. It is very early in the investigation however what detectives have learned thus far is one of our officers, an 11 year veteran with the department, was patrolling an apartment complex in the 1600 block of Garth Road when he came across a 45 year old female that he knew from previous encounters and knew she had outstanding warrants. The officer contacted the female and attempted to arrest her at which time a struggle ensued, forcing the officer to deploy his department issued Taser at the female. It appears that as the officer was then attempting to handcuff the female she was able to gain control of his Taser and turned it on the officer, Tasing the officer, which forced the officer to draw his duty weapon and fire multiple rounds at the female, striking her at least once. The female has been pronounced deceased at the scene. The Harris County District Attorney’s Office is on scene and assisting in the investigation, as is normal in these types of incidents. Any future updates will be provided via an official press release later today, as the investigation unfolds.
Lt. Steve Dorris
So this guy has been a cop for 11 years and couldn’t take his taser away from a pregnant woman who was laying on the ground?
Yeah, ok. SMFH.