BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) Police say a Hispanic officer who fatally shot an African American woman moments after she seems to say "I'm pregnant" in a videotaped altercation has been placed on paid administrative leave.
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Baytown Lt. Steve Dorris says the officer shot 44-year-old Pamela Turner around 10:40 p.m. Monday after trying to arrest her at an apartment complex in the community about 25 miles east of Houston.
Dorris declined to identify the officer, but said he is Hispanic.
Dorris says Turner struck the officer in the groin with a Taser, shocking him.
He says the officer then fired multiple rounds at Turner, hitting her at least once.
Dorris said earlier that the officer had dealt with Turner before and knew she had outstanding warrants.
In the video, Turner is heard saying "You're actually harassing me."
She is on the ground and appears to reach toward the officer before he fires five shots.
Turner was not, in fact, pregnant, police said Tuesday.