During a confrontation, a woman was shot six times by an off-duty police officer. She claims she was on her way to the hospital.
According to KXXV, the Texas Rangers are looking into a shooting involving an off-duty cop and a woman who claims she was shot six times by the officer while driving to the hospital on Sunday.
Lecresha Murray told KXXV that she was feeling sick and was driving herself to the hospital in Copperas Cove, Texas, about an hour north of Austin, when a silver truck went around her and then drove slowly in front of her.
She went around the silver truck, which followed her closely behind her, in order to get to the hospital faster. Murray said that she came to a halt at a stop sign. She then got out of the vehicle, clutching her inflamed hip, and walked over to approach the driver.
She said, “As soon as I did that, he pulled out a rifle.”
Murray remembered sprinting back to her car in an attempt to flee. “All I could do was lean over when he started shooting, and he hit me six times.”
Authorities responded to a call about a shooting around 12:43 p.m., according to a news release from the Copperas Cove Police Department, and discovered that an off-duty officer was involved. According to the release, the female driver was taken to Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Temple with non-life threatening gunshot wounds.
Murray later returned to the crime scene, dressed in a hospital gown, to retrieve her mobile phone from her vehicle, according to KXXV.
Murray remembered being unaware that the man with the pistol was an off-duty cop. He just pulled out his identification, she claims, as bystanders took out their phones to record the incident.
She said, “I’m a survivor who was shot by an off-duty police officer who did not identify himself.” “I didn’t approach him or threaten him for no reason. Nothing is done by me. He just opened fire for no reason.”
The Texas Rangers are now investigating the case and have not given evidence to support Murray’s description of the events, according to the Killeen Daily Herald.
A spokesman for the Copperas Cove Police Department confirmed to the Herald that the officer in question is currently on administrative leave.
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