Surveillance video shows Christian Taylor jumping on cars before death

- Newly released surveillance video shows an Arlington teen running around a car dealership and jumping on cars in the moments before he was shot and killed by an officer.

An Arlington police officer in a training period shot dead the unarmed burglary suspect early Friday at an Arlington auto dealership.

Brad Miller, 49, shot and killed Christian Taylor, 19, during some type of altercation inside the dealership about 1 a.m. on Friday.

Taylor drove his Jeep through an Arlington dealership, triggering a burglar alarm at the Classic Buick GMC dealership on I-20 and S. Collins Street in Arlington.
The surveillance company watches the video stream live and had asked Taylor to leave the property and that they were calling police.

When officers arrived on scene just after 1 a.m., they say Taylor had already smashed through a gate with his SUV, driven through the glass, and up into the showroom of the dealership.

Arlington Police Sergeant Paul Rodriguez says officers confronted the man and there was an altercation.

While this video shows the majority of events leading up to the shooting, Arlington police said they haven’t found any video from security cameras that shows the shooting.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner says Taylor suffered gunshot wounds to his neck, chest and abdomen.

Miller joined Arlington police in Sept. 2014 and had been in field training under the supervision of a police training officer after graduating from the academy in March. The 16-week training period was about to be up, according to police. Miller had no previous police experience and this was the first time he fired his weapon at a person while on duty.

Miller has been placed on paid leave as an investigation into the incident gets underway.

Taylor was a football player at Angelo State University and graduated from Mansfield Summit High School in 2014.
Family tells FOX4 that Taylor was a good kid with a bright future in football.

"As an organization, we are sensitive to any loss of life. We see that as a tragedy. In the course of doing our job, we're going to conduct a thorough and two part investigation, an administrative and a criminal investigation at this point." Arlington Police Sergeant Paul Rodriguez said.

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