Grand Jury hearing case of Arlington officer who shot teen dead at dealership

A Tarrant County grand jury is currently hearing the case against a former Arlington police officer accused of shooting and killing a 19-year-old at a car dealership in 2015.

Former Arlington officer Brad Miller, 49, is accused of following Christian Taylor, 19, into the dealership where he shot and killed the Angelo State football player four times.

Before the confrontation, video from the Arlington dealership showed Taylor acting erratically, jumping on cars and later busting through the gate into the parking lot.

Miller was fired by Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson days after the shooting. Miller's case is before a Tarrant County grand jury this week.

Attorney Alex Kim, not involved in the case, says officer related shootings can be among the most challenging cases for grand juries.

"They're acting as a representative of the government of the State of Texas as an officer and now if somebody dies the public does have greater scrutiny in these situations,” Kim said.

The defendant can sometimes testify but usually doesn't in case there's an indictment.

"That testimony can later be used against the defendant so generally the defendants don't testify but a lot of times we'll have extra witnesses to help the Grand Jury understand exactly what happened or have a better picture of what happened that evening,” said attorney Alex Kim, who is not involved in the case.

An autopsy showed Taylor had drugs in his system at the time of the shooting.

Arlington police finished their investigation into the shooting and sent their findings to the district attorney. That's part of what the grand jury is believed to be examining.

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