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In brief: Armed 93-year-old woman killed by police in Texas

HEARNE, Texas – A 93-year-old central Texas woman was fatally shot at her home by a police officer after she allegedly brandished a gun, the Hearne Police Department said Wednesday.

Pearlie Golden, a longtime resident of Hearne, was shot Tuesday night by Officer Stephen Stem, Robertson County District Attorney Coty Siegert said. Stem was responding to a 911 call about a disturbance involving a woman with a gun.

The Hearne Police Department said Golden “brandished a firearm” when Stem encountered her. He then shot her multiple times.

A revolver believed to be the weapon Golden had at the time of the shooting was found at the scene by officers, the statement said. She was taken to a hospital in nearby Bryan where she died from the injuries.

The Texas Rangers are handling the investigation.

Drug mule sentenced on 90th birthday

DETROIT – An Indiana man whose age, white hair and folksy style helped conceal his role as a drug courier was sentenced Wednesday – his 90th birthday – to three years in federal prison for hauling more than a ton of cocaine to Michigan.

Leo Sharp admitted last fall that he drove loads of cocaine into Michigan for a Mexican drug organization, one of 19 people charged in the case.

The government said he was paid more than $1 million to be a drug runner for the cartel.