CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
Two Great Apps: CBS DFW Weather App: iPhone App Store | Android App Coming Oct | Download
                                   CBS Local App: The Latest From CBS DFW On Your Device | iOS & Android | Download
                                   -Including Breaking News Notifications, Audio and Video from CBS DFW

Local

Officer Who Shot Armed 93-Year-Old Fired

Officer Stephen Stem (credit: CBS 11 News)

Officer Stephen Stem (credit: CBS 11 News)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

186152214 Officer Who Shot Armed 93 Year Old FiredJIM GAFFIGAN, "My kids have never eaten Hot Pockets

181572784 8 Officer Who Shot Armed 93 Year Old FiredFunny Faced Cheerleaders

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

455079896 Officer Who Shot Armed 93 Year Old FiredWATCH: Iggy Azalea & JLO's Booty Battle

 alt=Remembering Jimi Hendrix 44 Years Later

cowb thumb Officer Who Shot Armed 93 Year Old FiredCowboys Cheerleaders

HEARNE (AP) — Officials in a small Central Texas town have decided to fire a police officer who shot and killed an armed 93-year-old woman during a confrontation at her home.

The city council unanimously voted Saturday to fire Officer Stephen Stem, who shot and killed Pearlie Golden on Tuesday, KBTX-TV reports. The vote took less than 30 minutes.

Hearne Mayor Ruben Gomez had told demonstrators he would recommend Stem’s dismissal.

Texas Rangers are investigating the shooting.

Golden’s nephew, Roy Jones, told KBTX-TV on Friday that his aunt became upset when she was denied a driver’s license renewal, and she armed herself.

Jones says he called 911 and his aunt fired two shots before the officer shot her.

Stem’s attorney has said his client’s actions were justified.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Latest News:

Top Trending: