Texas Off-Duty Officer Arrested and Charged After Following, Shooting Several Shots at Unarmed Black Woman
A Texas officer has been arrested and is no longer on the force after shooting an unarmed Black woman earlier this week. Police officials have said the incident may be a possible case of road rage. Lacresha Murray of Copperas Cove told KWTX on May 23 she got into an altercation with the then-off-duty officer, Eric Stoneburner. Murray said she was attempting to make her way to a nearby hospital after feeling ill.
According to police, once Murray made a U-turn in her 2008 Dodge Dakota pickup truck being driven by Stoneburner, he went around Murray, subsequently she went around him, and then he began tailgating her until she got to a stop sign. That’s when she says she decided to get out of her car and confront Stoneburner, also had his 4-year-old granddaughter in his vehicle at the time.
Court documents obtained by KDH, says Murray exited her car, “walked towards Stoneburner’s vehicle and stopped at the rear of her vehicle, with her right hand inside her waistband.” Stoneburner got out of his car and “pointed his duty handgun and aimed it at Murray while commanding her to show her hands and stop.”
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