93-year-old woman shot dead by police
A 93-year-old woman was shot to death by a Texas police officer on Tuesday evening.
According to the Robertson County District Attorney’s Office, police responded to a 911 call about a lady waving a gun around.
News 3 has learned the person who has called 911 is Pearlie Golden’s nephew. A few days ago, the Texas Department of Public Safety refused to renew her driver’s license. The nephew was trying 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 us they heard at least five shots. Golden was pronounced dead at St Joseph’s Hospital in Bryan before 10:00 p.m. Tuesday.
Stem has been placed on paid administrative leave. The incident is being investigated by the Hearne Police, Texas Rangers and the Robertson County District Attorney’s Office.
Since Stem joined the Hearne Police Department in 2012, he’s been involved in two deadly shootings. Less than six months of him joining the force, he shot and killed Tederalle Satchell. Authorities say Satchell was shooting from a car in an apartment parking lot. Stem was cleared of any wrongdoing.
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