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Video: Texas Officer Shoots, Kills Reportedly Unarmed Man During Vandalism Call

August 10, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Texas Officer Shoots, Kills Reportedly Unarmed Man During Vandalism Call

Shortly before a police-officer-in-training fired on a Texas college football player who drove his SUV through a car dealership's glass doors, the man wandered around the lot trying to open locked doors and kicking out one vehicle's windshield, according to surveillance video made available for review Saturday.

Christian Taylor, 19, of Arlington, Texas, died early Friday at Classic Buick GMC dealership on an Interstate 20 service road about 10 miles west of Dallas when an officer hired in September and in the middle of 16 weeks of supervised field training, fired his weapon four times, Arlington police Chief Will Johnson said. The other officer with who fired his duty weapon used his Taser but not his gun.

The officers had told Taylor to surrender and lie down on the ground, but he refused, the chief said. They saw him trying to escape the showroom and pursued him.

Taylor's body had gunshot wounds to the neck, chest and abdomen, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office. The office has not yet released initial findings on toxicology, and it is not yet known if Taylor was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, USA Today reports.

The FBI has been asked by the Arlington PD to assist in the investigation.


Comments (4)

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Jon Retired LEO @ 8/10/2015 3:04 PM

Oh boy here we go again. I am assuming that the perp was white or there would have been rioting immediately.

Scott @ 8/10/2015 7:39 PM

Drugs are bad. Hmmmm....

Jon Retired LEO @ 8/11/2015 1:46 PM

This piece of garbage was not unarmed. He had control of a motor vehicle. I don't care what the politicians say, a motor vehicle is a deadly weapon!

J peterson @ 8/12/2015 7:44 PM

Probably getting ready to go to community college and needed a vehicle. When are parents going to teach their children not to attack officers in their cars, not to point any gun at police and not to run at police with a vehicle.

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