Gary Strauss
USA Today
May 11, 2014

A Texas cop who fatally shot a 93-year-old woman following a family dispute has been fired.

Credit: Billy Hathorn / Wiki
Credit: Billy Hathorn / Wiki

Hearne Police Officer Stephen Stem was dismissed Saturday by the Hearne City Council, four days after long-time resident Pearlie Golden was shot at multiple times at her home, about 110 miles northwest of Houston.

Stem was called to Golden’s home Tuesday following a 911 call from a relative. Family members refused to give her keys to her car after the state Department of Motor Vehicles rejected renewing her driver’s license.

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