Texas Town Votes To Fire Cop Who Fatally Shot Elderly Woman
A 93-year-old woman is shot and killed by a police officer at her home in Hearne, Texas.
The elderly woman was rushed to the hospital after being shot by a male officer at the home.
She was pronounced dead at St. Joseph Hospital.
Texas Department of Public Safety refused to renew her driver’s license.
Her nephew attempted to take her keys away. Golden got upset, grabbed her gun and threatened him.
When Officer Stephen Stem arrived, he asked Golden to “put down the weapon and then ultimately fir(ed) his own sidearm, wounding Miss Golden.”
Multiple witnesses tell say she was shot at least five times.
“All I know is that they were called out here, They were dispatched out here to address the situation. Again, I’m not sure exactly what that situation was, but it was not a random encounter.” said Robertson County District Attorney Coty Siegert.
Residents are questioning why police would shoot Golden who they described as a sweet woman.
“Even if she did have a gun, she is in her 90’s, They could have shot in the air to scare her. Maybe she would have dropped it. I don’t see her shooting anyone. a witness states in the video.
The Hearne Police Department says they are working on a news release.
This is the second deadly shooting this particular officer has been a part of.
Officer Stephen Stem joined the Hearne Police Department on July 22, 2012.
Less than six months later, he shot and killed Tederalle Satchell.
Police say Satchell was shooting a gun from a car in the Columbus Village Apartments parking lot.
A Robertson County Grand Jury did not indict Stem, clearing him of any wrong doing.