Hearne (Texas) Police say the 93-year-old woman who was shot and killed by one of their officers was armed with a gun, reports KBTX-TV.
According to the Robertson County District Attorney's Office, police responded to a 911 call around 6:30 Tuesday evening about a lady waving a gun around outside a home on Pin Oaks Street.
The person who called 911 was the nephew of nonagenarian Pearlie Golden. A few days ago, the Texas Department of Public Safety refused to renew her driver's license. The nephew was trying to take her keys away. Golden got upset, grabbed her gun, and threatened him.
When Officer Stephen Stem arrived, he asked Golden to "put down the weapon and then ultimately fir(ed) his own sidearm, wounding Miss Golden."
Golden was pronounced dead at St. Joseph's Hospital in Bryan before 10:00 p.m. Tuesday.