HEARNE, Texas -- A 93-year-old woman was shot and killed by a police officer at her home northwest of Bryan, Texas late Tuesday, authorities said.
KBTX reports that Pearlie Golden, known in the neighborhood as Ms. Sully, was pronounced dead at St. Joseph Hospital. The elderly woman was rushed there after being shot by a male officer at her house on Karney Street. Multiple witnesses tell us she was shot at least five times.
Hearne police did not say whether Golden was armed or why the officer felt threatened.
"All I know is that they were called out here,” said Robertson County District Attorney Coty Siegert. “They were dispatched out here to address the situation. Again, I'm not sure exactly what that situation was, but it was not a random encounter."
Residents are questioning why police would shoot Golden who they described as a sweet, sweet woman.
“Even if she did have a gun, she is in her 90’s,” said Lawanda Cooke. “They could have shot in the air to scare her. Maybe she would have dropped it. I don’t see her shooting anyone.
The Texas Rangers and Robertson County District Attorney’s Office are investigating.