HEARNE, Texas -- The New Black Panther Party gathered Thursday in the town of Hearne after a police officer there shot and killed a 93-year-old woman.
Houston activist Quanell X and other organizers are calling it a “Protest for Peace" after the shooting that left 93-year-old Pearlie Golden dead, according to KBTX-TV.
The group was met by the town's mayor as they started their march in front of a busy store.
Some held signs that read, "No justice. No peace."
The group plans to march to Hearn's police headquarters.
According to the Robertson County District Attorney's Office, it was late Tuesday when police responded to a 911 call about a lady waving a gun around outside a home on Pin Oaks Street.
When Officer Stephen Stem arrived, he asked Golden to “put down the weapon and then ultimately fired his own sidearm, wounding Miss Golden.”
Multiple witnesses tell KBTX they heard at least five shots. Golden was pronounced dead at St Joseph's Hospital in Bryan before 10 p.m. Tuesday.
Hearne is located about 100 miles northwest of Houston.