Hearne Hosting Second Town Hall Meeting Since Shooting Death Of 93-Year-Old Woman

By: Jamie Burch, News Director Email
By: Jamie Burch, News Director Email

HEARNE - The Hearne Citizen’s Oversight Committee is hosting a second town hall meeting at 6:30 pm. to discuss the shooting death of Pearlie Golden and whether the city intends to push for charges against Officer Stephen Stem once the investigation is complete.

Golden was shot and killed by Stem on May 6. Stem responded to a 911 call from Golden’s nephew, Roy Jones, Jr., after she grabbed her revolver. He said she got upset when he refused to give Golden her car keys after her driver’s license had not been renewed.

Stem shot Golden after the nephew says she fired two shots into the ground and refused to drop her weapon. But Stem told his attorney that Golden never fired any shots. Four days later, the city council voted unanimously to fire Stem.

The Texas Rangers are investigating the shooting. The case will eventually be presented to a Grand Jury.

William Foster, the President of the Hearne Citizen’s Oversight Committee, says representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice and Mayor Ruben Gomez will be at tonight’s town hall meeting.

The first town hall meeting was held May 15. An estimated crowd of 75-people were in attendance.

News 3 will be at tonight's meeting and have a recap on News 3 at 10:00.

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