Officer Stephen Stem (Top left) fatally shot Pearlie Golden, 93 (shown on right)

*“It’s a loss of confidence in the community. We can’t have an officer the citizens have lost confidence in,” Mayor Ruben Gomez said about protests surrounding the shooting of a 93-year-old Hearne, Texas resident – killed at the hands of an officer who joined the force two years ago.

The longtime mayor had greeted a group of protestors who appeared at the station to demand the officer who fatally shot the elderly woman named Pearlie Golden, and said he will recommend that the officer be fired.

That, however, didn’t satisfy the deceased woman’s friends and supporters. Authorities say Golden appeared to be shot three times Tuesday night by Officer Stephen Stem after he responded to a 911 call about a disturbance involving a woman and a gun.

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