USA TODAY: Texas cop who fatally shot 93-year-old is fired


Texas cop who fatally shot 93-year-old is fired

A Texas cop who fatally shot a 93-year-old woman following a family dispute has been fired. Hearne Police Officer Stephen Stem was dismissed Saturday by the Hearne City Council, four days after long-time resident Pearlie Golden was shot at multiple times at her home, about 110 miles northwest of Houston. Stem was called to Golden’s home Tuesday following a 911 call from a relative. Family members refused to give her keys to her car after the state Department of Motor Vehicles rejected renewing her driver’s license. Golden’s nephew, Roy Johns, told KBTX-TV that after his aunt failed her driving test and he wouldn’t allow her to use her car, she became angry and retrieved a handgun that had belonged to her late husband.

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