According to witnesses, Golden was shot by the police officer at least 5 times. Robertson County Sheriff’s office released a statement saying the police officer responded to a 911 call about a lady waving a gun around outside a home. When Officer Stephen Stem arrived, he asked Golden to “put down the weapon and then ultimately fired his own sidearm, wounding Miss Golden.”
The police officer has been placed on administrative leave and the District Attorney’s Office is investigating the case, which will be presented to a grand jury.
But now Hearne’s mayor is calling for the officer to be fired.
Hearne Mayor Ruben Gomez said he will recommend Stem be fired at a city council meeting Saturday.
“It’s a loss of confidence in the community. We can’t have an officer the citizens have lost confidence in,” Gomez said.
Candles left in vigil remained outside Golden’s home two days after the shooting. Neighbors said she lived alone and that her husband had been a Hearne police officer himself.