Copperas Cove police officer Eric Stoneburner is charged with aggravated assault in the shooting of Lecresha Murray. Murray says she was shot six times by the officer for no reason. Murray and the officer got into an argument as she drove herself to the hospital on Sunday. Police say the officer followed her in his personal vehicle and then started tailgating her after she made a U-turn in the middle of the road. According to the police chief, the officer resigned just before turning himself in.
The woman says she didn't threaten the officer and didn't do anything else to offend him. He just opened fire on her for no reason. "I started feeling sick. I started feeling ill, "Murray says. "I'm a victim that got shot by an off-duty police officer that did not identify himself," Murray said. Police: "As a department, we can not support Mr. Stoneburner's decision to use deadly force in the moment and manner in which he did" An unarmed woman on her way to the hospital was shot by a police officer in Copperas Cove, Texas.
Residents heard the gunfire and came out of their homes to confront the officer. The officer never identified himself until after the residents confronted him about shooting her, according to reports. The shooting occurred in front of a busy intersection, near where a number of videos of the incident have been posted on YouTube, but we have yet to locate one. The police officer is still at large, and no charges have been filed against the officer, who police say was acting in self-defense. The incident is still under investigation, but police say the woman suffered serious bodily injury and may have been shot in the abdomen and pelvis after she put her hand inside her waistband, a report says.