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A case of justice being served? In Hearne (Texas), the cop who shot a 93-year-old woman, Pearlie Jones,  has been fired. According to KBTX-TV, on Saturday afternoon, the city council met to discuss taking possible disciplinary action against Officer Stephen Stem.

It took them less than 30 minutes to reach a unanimous vote to fire him. As we reported, Stem responded to a 911 call Tuesday from Golden’s nephew. She was upset about not being allowed to drive after failing a driver’s license renewal test. Roy Jones says when he wouldn’t give Golden her car keys, she went into the house and grabbed a .38 revolver.

Jones then ran to the side of the house and called 911. Stem ordered Golden to put the gun down, but Golden refused. Jones said Golden fired two shots gun into the ground. At that point, Robertson County District Attorney Coty Seigert said Stem fired four shots, hitting Golden twice, once in the right arm and once in the upper chest. Seigert says they have not confirmed whether Golden fired first.

During a protest march on Thursday, Quannel X and the Black Panther Nation threatened to protest in front of Stem’s house, if he was not fired. But the activist asked protestors to “give (council members) a chance to do what’s right.”

Mayor Ruben Gomez said he would recommend termination. Today, city attorney Bryan Ross advised the council do to the same. Interestingly, Stem – who had only been on the force for two years – in the line of duty, has managed to kill two people, both black.

In 2012, Stem shot and killed Tederalle Satchell, 28, who was with two other men who were reported to be firing a weapon inside a car. As in the Golden case, details are hard to come by, but it seems that the three fled the police on foot when Satchell – who was unarmed during the pursuit, according to an AP report – was put down by Stem.

However, a grand jury cleared Stem and he returned to duty.


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7 thoughts on “Texas Cop Who Fatally Shot 93-Year-Old Is Fired

  1. annette on said:

    he should have called another officer he didn’t have to kill her he could have do something else the people in law in forcement need to go back to school to find a better way to handle people I myself is now afraid to even deal with them they don’t protect us anymore are we paying to be killed just saying.

    • And while she was firing off rounds all willy-nilly, what if, while they were waiting for that “second officer” someone else got a bullet? He did his job as he was trained to do. Hell I’m not even trained and if you waive a gun at me, I’ll drop you where you stand. I don’t want to die anymore than nephew does.

  2. Mary on said:

    I am getting tired of some people trying to act like something has not been done wrong when it is clear something was done wrong in shooting this women (and other blacks) that many times.

    • Why is he a racist? Do you really think he would let a white person use him for target practice? Why is the nephew a coward? Because he didn’t want to plugged by Pearlie? Old girl was plenty old enough to know what would happen if you came out of the house waving a gun at a cop, shooting all willy-nilly. Study and train to get a job. Lose that job when you do it exactly as you were trained to do it. At least he’s alive and can find another job. That might not have been the case had Pearlie had her way. The real coward is the Mayor. Tucked his privates between his cheeks and caved to the neighborhood bullies. Hell, he better be glad Pearlie wasn’t mad at him.

  3. Jack in Texas on said:

    I still say the nephew is a punk cause he couldn’t defuse his aunt. What gives him the authority to have control of her keys. Why didn’t he call other relatives to help out. her death his own his hands. what he want the car for his own. Give me a break. Punk called the police cause he wasn’t bad enough to handle a 93 year old woman. Seem like to me he didn’t know her very well. She must not have trusted him. I’ve been in the same situation. I let them have the keys and put the car on flat until they were calm to discuss the matter. You don’t just take the Pride of a senior citizen. Sound like that what that fool was trying to do. yea cop wrong but wouldn’t have happen if Jones had any sense. So stop making it racial.

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