By Cassandra Rules Burlington, IA– On January 6, Burlington Police Department officer Jesse Hill shot and killed unarmed 34-year-old Autumn Mae Steele in front of her husband and their 4-year-old son. The officer was supervising a domestic dispute when he deemed it necessary to shoot the family’s dog, Sammy, but shot Autumn instead.
Witnesses say the dog was being playful, but the officer “felt threatened” when the dog jumped on his back, so the officer pulled out and began shooting. At some point, the officer slipped and fell as he was firing, and one of the bullets struck Steele in her chest.
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