HOUSTON – The Latest on the police shooting of a Houston-area woman (all times local):

5:25 p.m.


Texas police have released the name of the officer who shot and killed a 44-year-old woman Monday night outside her Houston-area apartment complex.

Baytown police say Juan Delacruz shot Pamela Turner, an African American woman whose family says was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. Police say the Hispanic officer shot Turner after she shocked him with his own Taser during a struggle.

A bystander captured the shooting on video, but police did not identify Delacruz by name until Thursday.

4:40 p.m.

A woman says a police officer harassed her cousin more than 10 times at their Houston-area apartment complex before he finally shot and killed her.

Antoinette Dorsey-James, a first cousin of Pamela Turner, told The Associated Press in an interview Thursday that Turner told relatives that every time she had an encounter with the manager of the complex, the officer would show up at her apartment and bother her.

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Turner’s family says Turner and the officer lived at the same complex and that Turner knew him by name.

Harris County court records show Turner was accused of criminal mischief and assault on April 24 after a physical confrontation with the apartment complex manager over an eviction notice.

The complex’s management hasn’t returned a call seeking comment Thursday.

Baytown police have said an officer shot Turner Monday during an attempted arrest.


1:05 p.m.

A lawyer for the family of a woman who was fatally shot by a Houston-area police officer says the officer lived in the same apartment complex as her and knew she suffered from mental illness.

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Attorney Ben Crump says Pamela Turner had struggled with paranoid schizophrenia since her diagnosis in 2005, and may have been in crisis the night she was killed.

Baytown police have said an officer shot the 44-year-old African American woman Monday during an attempted arrest, and that she shocked him with his Taser during a struggle.

This undated photo provided by the Turner family shows Pamela Turner, right, with her daughter Chelsie Rubin in Baytown, Texas. A Houston-area police officer knew his neighbor suffered from mental illness and should have offered assistance when that was apparent, but instead he fatally shot the 44-year-old woman, a lawyer for the victim's family said Thursday, May 16, 2019. A police spokesman did not immediately respond to questions Thursday, but previously has said the officer tried to arrest Turner because he knew there were outstanding warrants against her.

At a Thursday press conference, Crump and Turner’s family portrayed the officer as the aggressor.

Turner’s daughter, Chelsie Rubin, said she asked a Baytown police officer if the department was aware of her mother’s illness and he confirmed they were.




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