Baytown woman shot, killed by officer after struggle over taser

UPDATE: Family members tell our television partner, Channel 2, that the woman was on medication for schizophrenia.

ORIGINAL: Police are investigating after a woman was killed during an officer-involved shooting in Baytown.

According to police, this shooting happened around 10:40 p.m. last night at The Brixton Apartments on Garth Road near Park Street.

Law enforcement says an officer was on patrol in the area when he came across the woman who he recognized from prior dealings” and knew she had warrants out for arrest.

The officer tried to arrest the woman, but she resisted so the officer used a Taser.

“During the course of the attempted arrest, the female began struggling with the officer, which forced the officer to deploy his Taser,” said Lt. Steve Dorris, with the Baytown Police Department. “That deployment was not effective, and the female was able to get the officer's Taser away from him. (She) actually tased the officer, which forced the officer to draw his duty weapon and fire multiple rounds at the suspect."

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.


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