Pearlie Golden, a 93-year-old woman, was fatally shot on Tuesday night at her home by a policeman, according to an ABC News report Thursday. The woman allegedly had a gun, says the Hearne Police Department in Central Texas. Golden was a longtime resident of the town of Hearne.
Coty Siegert, the Robertson County District Attorney said that Police Officer Steven Stern shot Golden – who neighbors knew as Ms. Sully. When deadly shooting incident happened after authorities received a 911 call. The call was concerning a disturbance involving a woman who had a gun.
Via a written statement, the Hearne Police Department claim that Golden was in possession of a firearm at the time Office Stern came in contact with the woman. That’s when he shot the victim several times. Officers found the weapon that Golden had brandished at the time of the shooting. After the incident, Golden was taken to a nearby hospital in Bryan, Texas. After arriving at the hospital, she died of her wounds. An investigation into the deadly shooting is being conducted by the Texas Rangers. Hearne is a town directly south of Dallas, about 140 miles south. The town has a population of some 4,500 persons.
As reported by Web Pro News, while there is no question that Golden had a gun, there is the ultimate question as to what she was going to do with it, said Siegert. According to Bryan Russ Jr. – the city attorney – Officer Stern has been placed on administrative leave with pay – which is reportedly the standard protocol when an officer is involved in such a shooting. Attorney Russ said that it is believed that Golden was told to drop the weapon. Due to the ongoing investigation, he commented no further.