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What do you do when a 93-year old woman appears to have a gun in her possession? On the surface, she might seem like a harmless senior citizen. But one pull of the trigger can change all of that in a second.
This case is difficult, since it’s sad to see anyone die. But if the officer is right in his story, it’s difficult to say that he should be fired. Read the story and tell us what you think.
A group of angry residents on Thursday marched to police headquarters in the Texas town of Hearne to protest an officer who fatally shοt 93 year old Pearlie Golden. The mayor of the small town came outside and informed the protesters that he’d be recommending that the officer who gunned down the elderly woman be fired.
Golden was shοt three times on Tuesday night by Officer Stephen Stem after he responded to a 911 call about a woman carrying a gun. News 3 reports that Golden’s nephew called 911 because he was trying to take away the 93 year old woman’s keys when she got upset and pulled a gun.
In a statement Hearne police said the elderly woman brandished a gun once Officer Stem arrived at her home.
Stem was initially placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation.