|Officer-involved fatal shooting of 93-year old
Hearne woman,Pearlie Golden. @mkiely24
By Toni Matthews-El, WebProNews, May 8, 2014
[LIFE] More than 100 people are said to have attended a vigil for the 93-year-old woman that was fatally shot outside her home on Tuesday.
Though the incident is being investigated, the entire matter seemed to have stemmed from a 911 phone call about an armed woman.
When police arrived on the scene in Hearne, Texas, they found the irate Pearl Golden. Golden was allegedly angry at her nephew for taking her car keeps away because she had failed a drivers license exam.
Supposedly she had threatened him over the car keys with the weapon.
Two policemen later arrived at the scene.
Officer Steve Stem ordered Golden to put down the weapon.
According to a police report, when Golden didn’t comply, the officer shot her at least four times. An exact number has yet to be confirmed.
The elderly woman was taken to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Stem has since been placed on administrative leave, meanwhile members of the community are heartbroken.
Hearne Mayor Reuben Gomez addressed the crowd at Golden’s vigil, saying that Stem was going to be a topic of discussion during a Saturday city council meeting.
|Texas police officer shoots and kills 93-year-old woman. Photo/@KTLA|