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SAD! Texas Police Officer Shoots & Kills 93-Year-Old Woman

Pearlie Golden (right) was shot and killed by Officer Stephen Stem after he responded to a 911 call. (Photo via KBTX)

Pearlie Golden (right) was shot and killed by Officer Stephen Stem after he responded to a 911 call. (Photo via KBTX)

Pearlie Golden, 93, was shot to death outside of her home in the rural Texas town of Hearne. The town has a population of about 5,000 people and is 150 miles south of Dallas.

According to reports, Golden’s nephew called 911 after a confrontation begin as and when he took the elderly woman’s car keys because she no longer had a driver’s license. Golden grabbed a gun and began threatening her nephew. Police arrived at the scene around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to find Golden outside the home waving the gun around.

Officer Stephen Stem (Photo via Robertson County News)

Officer Stephen Stem (Photo via Robertson County News)

Officer Stephen Stem asked the 93-year-old woman to put the gun down and ended up firing his own gun.

Golden was shot five times and was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

This isn’t the first time Stem has killed a suspect. Just six months after starting with the department he shot and killed 28-year-old Tederalle Satchell who reportedly was shooting a gun from his car while at an apartment complex. A grand jury cleared Stem in that case. According to a news release from police, Officer Stem has been suspended with pay.

He has been on the job for less than two years.

 

 

Lawanda Cooke, a resident of Hearne told KBTX:

“Even if she did have a gun, she is in her 90s. They could have shot in the air to scare her, maybe she would have dropped it. I don’t see her shooting anyone.”

While neighbors continue to ask questions, the Hearne Police Department, the Texas Rangers and the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the shooting.

Source: NY Daily

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