Media, Leftists Claim Police Shot Unarmed Pregnant Black Woman. Then Police Release Photo. | Beaufort County Now | Far-Left activists and some media organizations claimed that Kansas City police shot an unarmed pregnant black woman five times late last week—a claim that appeared to be be refuted by body camera images released by law enforcement.

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    Far-Left activists and some media organizations claimed that Kansas City police shot an unarmed pregnant black woman five times late last week-a claim that appeared to be be refuted by body camera images released by law enforcement.

    Leonna M. Hale, 26, was charged with several counts, including unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon, and resisting arrest, the local prosecutor's office said. Still images taken from video showed her brandishing a gun and defying police instructions.

    "Video surveillance from body cameras showed Hale being told to drop the firearm and pointing it at the officers before the officers fired three shots," Fox 4 reported. "One officer told investigators she feared that Hale was going to shoot her and she discharged her firearm one time. A second officer also told investigators that he believed Hale had a firearm pointed at him."

    Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said in a statement on Wednesday that their "review of the investigation revealed the defendant, although she denied having a weapon at the time of the encounter with law enforcement officers, continually displayed a weapon during her encounter with police officers and also appeared to be attempting to flee."

    "The two officers stated that she was armed with what they believed to be a handgun," Baker added. "Body camera footage confirms the officers' statements that Hale was holding a handgun. Still photos, taken from body cam footage, of this encounter also demonstrate a weapon was present and in the hands of the defendant."

    Baker blasted the "false narratives" that exploded on social media stemming from the false claims that the suspect was unarmed.

    "Some false narratives about what happened last Friday night at 6th and Prospect Avenue, unfortunately, were relied upon by some media and other sources," he said. "Our job, as prosecutors, is to remain neutral and review all evidence. Our review of body cam videos provided the actual accounting of events that night."

    Journalist Andy Ngo documented many of the examples of far-Left activists and leftist news organizations that promoted the claim that Hale was unarmed.

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol tweeted about the incident shortly after it happened on Friday, writing that they were asked by Kansas City Police to investigate a shooting involving their officers.

    "On May 27, at 7:53 p.m. #KCMO officers spotted a suspect vehicle at the Family Dollar store located on Prospect & E. 6th," they tweeted. "The suspect vehicle matched the description of an alleged armed carjacking suspect, reported by @KCKPDChief , a crime which apparently occurred in their city earlier in the evening."

    "As officers attempted to make contact with the occupants, the male driver (unidentified at this time) exited the vehicle and fled on foot & was apprehended," they continued. The female suspect (Leonna M Hale, 1/6/96, KS) exited the vehicle & fled into the parking lot. Two officers fired shots. A suspect handgun was recovered from the scene. Hale was seriously injured & her condition is stable. No other injuries."

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