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Texas officer shot and killed a woman who said she was pregnant (Warning Graphic Video)

A shaky cellphone video captured the moments before a Texas police officer shot and killed a woman who claimed she was pregnant.

The officer knew the 45-year-old woman had outstanding warrants and started trying to arrest her, police said.

A witness’ cellphone video showed the woman yelling at the officer: “I’m walking! I’m actually walking to my house!” the woman screams at him.

The video shows the officer apparently trying to handcuff the woman, but she breaks free.

The officer then fires his Taser stun gun, and the woman slowly drops to the ground.

The woman keeps yelling “Why?” but the officer isn’t heard answering.

As the officer keeps trying to arrest the woman, she flails her arms and yells, “I’m pregnant!” The struggle continued, and according to Baytown police, the woman “Was able to gain control of the Taser and used it on the officer.” In the video, the woman appears to reach for the officer, who stands back and fires five shots toward her.

Baytown police said the officer tried to give first aid to the woman, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Turner’s sister Antoinette told CNN affiliate KPRC that the woman has two children in their 20s and three grandchildren.

The officer’s name has not been released, but Baytown police said he is an 11-year veteran of the department.

“The Harris County District Attorney’s Office is on the scene and assisting in the investigation, as is normal in these types of incidents,” police said.

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