A black woman says she was shot six times by an off-duty agent after she approached him for catching her.
Lacresha Murray says she was shot six times by the off-duty cop in Copperas Cove, Texas on Sunday, although her injuries were not considered life-threatening.
The Texas Rangers are now investigating the incident.
Murray says the incident started while she was out for a ride on Sunday and started to feel nauseous.
She says she decided to turn and go to a hospital.
Lacresha Murray is recovering after being shot six times by an off-duty police officer
“I made a U-turn in the middle of the street because I was going to the hospital,” said Murray KWTX. “I started to feel nauseous.”
Murray says that after the U-turn, which was made for a silver truck, the other driver started tailgating her, causing her to get out of the car and confront him.
During that confrontation, Murray held her side because of the pain she was in and the man, whom Murray says had not yet identified as an officer, reportedly pulled his gun.
“When I turned to run back to my truck and get out of there, I just heard pop pop pop pop and all I could do was duck and duck,” Murray said.
‘He was just starting to shoot, all I could do was lean forward and he hit me six times. I am a victim who was shot by an off duty police officer who did not identify himself, ”Murray added to 25 News.
The shooting prompted residents of nearby homes to come out and film the incident on their phones, at which point the shooter identified himself as a cop, it is alleged.
His name and ethnicity have not been released, and Texas Rangers has not shared any further information as to why he opened fire.
“Just then, looking back and recording these guys, he turned and then took his badge,” Murray said.
Tell me you’re a cop? Why are you arguing with me like you’re an ordinary person, like you haven’t, ”Murray told 25 News, wondering why she hadn’t told me the man was a cop.
Murray was reportedly shot after she cut off a driver while making a U-turn
Murray claims the off-duty agent did not reveal a badge until the neighbors came out
The daughter of a resident in the area eventually called the emergency center, while other residents tried to get the officer off duty to put his gun away.
A press release from Copperas Cove police says agents responded to the scene around 12:43 p.m. Sunday after multiple reports of the shooting.
They revealed that an off-duty officer was involved in the shooting but was not injured.
They stated that the woman, later identified as Murray, had been taken to Scott & White Hospital with gunshot wounds.
Further information about Murray’s injuries has not been shared, although she was able to walk and talk during a television interview.
Copperas Cove police have forwarded comments to the Texas Rangers, who have not responded to a request for comment from DailyMail.com.
According to 25 NewsMurray later returned to the shooting scene while still wearing her hospital gown to get her phone out of her car.
‘I did not approach him for no reason, I did not threaten him. I do nothing. He just opened fire for no reason, ”Murray said of the shooting while back at the scene.
None of the cell phone footage taken by neighbors has emerged.
The civil servant was placed on administrative leave during the investigation
While the officer in the shooting has not yet been identified, Lieutenant Kevin Miller of Copperas Cove Police told the Killeen Daily Herald that the agent has been placed on administrative leave pending the results of the investigation.
It is not clear whether the leave on which the officer is placed is paid or unpaid.