The Botham Jean Foundation will help the family of a woman who was shot dead by a Texas Cop pay for the funeral expenses of the deceased, according to news reports.
NBC News reported that Botham Jean’s mother, Allison Jean, said that the foundation in her son’s honor and be used to help the family of the late Pamela Turner pay for expenses.
Mrs. Jean was due back in Saint Lucia Saturday after visiting Dallas for a racial unity summit.
Pamela Turner, who had mental issues, was shot by a police officer Monday night in the parking lot of her apartment complex.
The shooting followed a struggle that a bystander captured on video, according to CBS News.
The news network said that in the video of the shooting, which was posted on social media, Turner is heard saying “You’re actually harassing me” and “I’m actually walking to my house” to the officer as he tries to arrest her. The pair can be seen struggling and Turner falls to the ground. They continue to scuffle and she says, “Why? Why?” and then, “I’m pregnant.”
It reported that moments later, something flashes as Turner reaches her arm out toward the officer who pulls away from her, steps back and fires five gunshots.
CBS News quoted the police as saying that the Hispanic officer shot the African American woman during an attempted arrest after she shocked him with his Taser.
The Botham Jean Foundation was established “to continue the work our beloved Botham started, which is to provide aid to the most vulnerable,” the organisation states on its official website.
The 26 year old Saint Lucian national was killed on September 6, 2018.
He was unarmed and in his own apartment when then Dallas police officer, Amber Guyger, who said she mistook his apartment for hers, shot him.
Guyger was subsequently fired as a cop and charged for murder.
The trial is set for September.