According to BlackEnterprise.com, and other far-left media outlets, Missouri State Highway Patrol shot a pregnant ‘unarmed’ black woman 5 times on May 31st. The problem with the story, however, is that it’s a blatant lie. Photos released from the officers’ bodycam clearly show the woman brandished a gun before police were forced to shoot.
The shooting occurred after the Missouri State Highway Patrol tracked down a vehicle matching the description of a stolen car inside a Family Dollar parking lot. When authorities tried to arrest the man and woman inside the car, the man jumped a fence and ran as three officers chased after him.
Again, according to BlackEnterprise.com and other legacy media outlets, “Leonna M. Hale, 26, exited the car with her hands up. When cops ordered Hale onto the ground, she told them that she couldn’t because she was pregnant.”
Bodycam footage obtained by the Missouri State Highway Patrol shows a very different scenario than what was originally reported. “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.”
Hale 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 the video showed her brandishing a gun and defying police instructions which is a complete contradiction to most media outlet headlines that suggest Hale was ‘unarmed’.
Many media outlets have since backtracked their stories and most have removed “unarmed” from their headlines, but several have not.
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.”
Baker slammed the “false narratives” that littered social media stemming from the false claims that the suspect was unarmed.
Citizen Journalist, Andy Ngo, also exposed the “unarmed” lies that the media tried to get away with as well as other stories involving shootings where outlets have altered the story in order to support a false narrative that continues to further divide America.
AJ+ spread disinformation about the shooting as well. https://t.co/BWdQvYeV1b— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) June 2, 2022
Black Lives Matter has since created a donations page for the armed criminal who attempted to shoot police officers who shot first. They decided to use CassApp, most likely due to the fact that GoFundMe has banned them from using their platform due to allegations of fraud in recent months.
Pulitzer Prize winner Laurie Garrett falsely repeats the lie that the woman was unarmed as well.
According to DailyWire.com, 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.”