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City leaders in Central Texas town of Hearne to consider fatal shooting of armed woman, 93

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    Darrel Brown, 8, lights candles at a makeshift memorial for Pearlie Golden during a vigil at Golden's home Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in Hearne, Texas. Golden was shot and killed outside her home by a Hearne police officer on Tuesday after she allegedly brandished a firearm the Hearne Police Department said. (AP Photo/Bryan-College Station Eagle, Stuart Villanueva)

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    K.K. Davis, left, and Tommy Jones of Hearne carry a sign with other protesters outside the Hearne, Texas police department.

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K.K. Davis, left, and Tommy Jones of Hearne carry a sign with other protesters outside the Hearne, Texas police department.

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HEARNE, Texas — Leaders of a Central Texas city will hold a special public session about the fatal police shooting of an armed 93-year-old woman.

The Hearne City Council will convene today about the death of Pearlie Golden. An officer in Hearne, 110 miles northwest of Houston, shot Golden on Tuesday night after she allegedly refused to put down her handgun.

Golden’s nephew, Roy Jones, told KBTX-TV that he called 911 after his aunt failed her driver’s license renewal test, they returned to her home, he refused to hand over her keys and she grabbed her gun.

Jones says Golden fired two shots into the ground when an officer told her to drop her gun.

Protesters have marched on city hall over the shooting of Golden, also known as “Miss Sulie.”

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