DALLAS (CNN) – A police officer who shot and killed a 93-year-old woman at her home in Texas has been fired.
Officer Stephen Stem was dismissed from the Hearne Police Department after the city council voted to take disciplinary action against him.
Authorities say 93-year-old Pearlie Golden was shot by Stem after she would not put down a gun when confronted by officers.
Stem fired three times and Golden was hit at least twice.
Stem’s attorney says he is “fully confident that Officer Stem’s actions were immediately necessary and legally justified.”