Autopsy report indicates Yvette Smith was shot twice by deputy

BASTROP, Texas (KXAN) — A woman who was shot and killed by a Bastrop County Sheriff’s deputy last month, was shot twice, according to an autopsy report.

The report indicates Yvette Smith, 47, was shot in the left lower abdomen and the left buttock. The forensic pathologist determined the gunshot wound to the abdomen caused her death.

A toxicology report showed Smith had a .10 blood alcohol concentration but no other drugs in her system.

According to the Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office, on Feb. 16, Deputy Daniel Willis, 28 responded to a disturbance at a home in the 100 block of Zimmerman Avenue.

Upon arrival, the two men who were fighting were separated but one was still inside the home with several other people. The Sheriff’s Office said the patrol deputies tried to make contact with the other people in the home but no one came out.

In an initial statement, authorities said Smith was armed and disregarded the deputy’s commands when she came out of the home, which resulted in the deputy firing the shots. But the next day, the Sheriff’s Office retracted that statement saying that they “cannot confirm at this time that the female victim was armed with any type of firearm or other weapon at the time of the incident or that she intentionally disregarded any type of officer commands.

Deputy Willis, who has been with the BCSO since May 2013, is currently on administrative leave according to agency policy.

The Texas Rangers are assisting in the investigation.

A few weeks ago, Sheriff Terry Pickering disciplined several supervisors when information came out that Willis’ field training records were modified following the fatal shooting of Smith.

The investigation revealed that several supervisors had modified Deputy Willis field training records after the shooting in an effort to make sure the records were completed accurately.

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