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19-year-old NCAA football player fatally shot by Police

The young man was not armed.

Published on by Frederic Houle in Other Sports
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Christian Taylor, a sophomore defensive back of Angelo State University, was shot and killed by a police officer around Dallas around 1 AM on friday morning.

According to the Associated Press, the police officers were answering a burglary call at a Buick car dealership in Arlington. After a struggle with the suspect, police officer Brad Miller discharged his weapon, killing the young man.

According to the police report cited by the Associated Press, Taylor was not armed.

"The officers went and confronted him," Sgt. and police spokesman Paul Rodriguez said, according to the Star-Telegram's Deanna Boyd. "There was an altercation. An officer discharged his weapon and struck the suspect."

"We're having two independent investigations—a criminal and administrative," Rodriguez said, per Boyd. "As an agency, we take the loss of any human life as serious, but we owe it to our community to conduct a clear and transparent investigation to determine what exactly took place."

Taylor's former high school coach, Travis Pride, issued a statement regarding his former player.

Image courtesy of Keystone Press Agency

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Source: bigstory.ap.org/urn:publicid:ap.org:fe8e1372baf442e6beb7aa4187fbd38c