Witnesses watched in horror last night, hopelessly watching the drama unfold at around 4am BST in Texas
THIS is the horrific moment a woman shrieked “I’m pregnant” at a police officer just seconds before he shot her dead.
The harrowing footage, filmed last night starts with the woman, said to be 45, repeatedly saying, “I’m actually walking to my house”, as she leaves her parked car in Texas.
Witnesses can be seen standing frozen in the dark while watching the horror unfold at around 4am BST (10pm local time).
Baytown Police described the officer “as an 11 year veteran” within the force.
Lieutenant Steve Dorris said the cop had met the woman previously on a number of occasions, and he knew she had “outstanding arrest warrants”.
Footage shows the officer try and grab the woman, but she dodges his hold and continues to walk from her car.
Just after she shouts, “you’re actually harassing me”, the sound of a glass breaking on the ground can be heard.
At that moment, the officer had fired a Taser at her, and she fell straight into the ground.
‘SHE WASN’T A BAD PERSON’
In a bid to stop her rolling on the ground, the officer bends over and grabs her.
The witness filming the incident can be heard sighing muttering to himself, “damn”, as the officer shows no sign of stopping trying to restrain her.
The woman then shouts, “I’m pregnant”, before managing to push the officer away from her.
Five gun shots can be heard.
It has not been confirmed if she was actually pregnant, but Bayton Police said she died at the scene.
In a statement uploaded to their Facebook account, Lieutenant Steve Dorris said: “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 Baytown Police Facebook account appears to have now been deleted.
Lieutenant Dorris later told KPRC News: “It’s unfortunate that somebody takes a tragic incident like this and posts it on social media.
“It’s extremely disrespectful for everybody involved, but that’s the day and age we live in with social media.”
Residents told the broadcaster the woman was “not a bad person”, as she would “just walk around, smoke her cigarettes and walk her dogs”.
She is said to have two children both in their 20s, the report claimed.