— ASSATA♎️OLUGBALA (@AssataAntoinett) August 8, 2015
Classic Buick GMC has released security footage of 19-year-old Christian Taylor entering the dealership before he was shot and killed by Arlington Police officer Brad Miller at approximately 1:00 a.m. Friday morning.
As previously reported by NewsOne, Taylor, a football player at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas, was unarmed when he was killed.
Security footage shows him pulling up to the dealership and hopping out of his vehicle. He then pulls on the doors of several cars before climbing on top of one and jumping up and down on the hood.
Taylor appears to shatter the windshield, pull out a security device in the vehicle, then slide inside. He then opens the door and exits the vehicle and begins walking around the dealership again.
Taylor eventually goes back to his own vehicle, drives through the gate and toward the front of the dealership showroom.
Officers arrive on the scene and within seconds Taylor is dead.
See security footage below:
“Everything about the outcome of this incident is a tragedy,” said Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson during a press conference. “Our community is hurting, a family is hurting and our department is hurting.”
Miller fired at Taylor four times and hit him at least twice, according to Johnson. The other officer on the scene allegedly used a stun gun, reports the New York Daily News.
The FBI office in Dallas has been asked to open an investigation into the incident and Johnson says that all 911 calls and additional security footage will be released in the coming weeks.
“We recognize the importance of these topics, the impact these issues have on communities throughout our nation, and we pledge to act in a transparent manner in an effort to alleviate these concerns,” Johnson said.
Hear How A REAL Mayor Is Tackling His City's Violence! Amos' EXCLUSIVE Interview With Memphis Mayor AC Wharton
How did Gospel Artist Tonex Become Gay Activist B-Slade?
8 Signs You Are Under Spiritual Attack
The Praise Indy Report with Thee Rita Green: The Legends of Gospel
7 Bible Verses To Get You Through The School Year
2024 Urban One Honors Celebrates the BEST IN BLACK! ✨
Community Connection Tuesday, February 6th, 2024
Praise Indy Community Calendar