An unidentified woman called a black TV reporter the N-word on June 28 in Boone, Iowa (video below).
KCCI notes that Emmy Victor, a reporter for the news station, and Zachary Hayes, a photojournalist, were trying to do a story about a police shooting when the woman approached them.
"Now, get the f--- out of here, you stupid f------ [n-word]!" the woman screamed at Victor, who responded, "Don't ever."
"Don't you f------ tell me! I f------ told you he was f------ dead!" the woman screamed as she appeared to put her hands on Victor. "Don’t stand there and tell me you don’t f------ know!"
The woman then walked over to Hayes and appeared to go after him and his equipment.
Victor and Hayes told the woman that they were going to call the police, and she responded: "They gonna shoot me, too? Come on, right here. Tell them to come f------ shoot me!"
KCCI General Manager Brian Sather said in a statement: "The safety of our crews is critically important as they cover stories affecting our communities. This morning Emmy and Zach demonstrated the utmost professionalism in the face of a very difficult, emotionally-charged situation."
The woman in question was later identified as the mother of Michael Disbrowe, whom police killed on June 27, reports KCCI.
The cops were called to the family's trailer park after Disbrowe reportedly threatened people with a gun.
Disbrowe was confronted by the cops. He then allegedly pulled a gun out of his waistband and refused to drop the weapon when law enforcement told him to do so several times.
The 28-year-old reportedly raised his arm, aimed his gun at the cops and came towards them. The police opened fire on Disbrowe, killing him.
Disbrowe was given medical care and taken to a hospital but died from the gunshot wounds. The radio dispatches from the scene appear to back up the police version of events.
"Officers spend the better part of 8 to 10 minutes with him trying to diffuse the situation, trying to get him to peacefully surrender but at the end of the day he drew a firearm," Mitch Mortvedt, of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, stated.