ARLINGTON, Texas - The family of a 20-year-old man who was killed in a shootout that wounded an Arlington police officer is demanding to see body cam video of what happened.
Police say Treshun Miller ran from police and shot one of the pursuing officers, but his family questions that version of events.
The shooting happened during a traffic stop Friday night. Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson says the wounded officer has been released from the hospital. The chief posted a picture of the officer's belt with a bullet hole in it to illustrate the close call.
The attorney for Miller’s family says they simply want the truth. They are calling on the department to reveal body cam video from the encounter to prove what they're saying is what actually happened.
The traffic stop was followed by a brief foot chase and shootout that left Miller dead and an Arlington police officer wounded.
A witness recorded cell phone video of the officer alert and moving as he was being assisted after the shooting.
Police have said Miller, a former Arlington Lamar High football player, was a passenger and tried to run away when officers ordered him outside the car.
"As he fled, that's when the facts get murky,” said Justin Moore, the attorney for Miller’s family. “And we don't really know what happened from that standpoint between then and his death that night."
Police say while Miller was running away, he pulled a handgun and fired at two officers chasing him and struck one of them. Police say Miller was shot by another officer returning fire.
Moore points to a preliminary autopsy he says he obtained that shows Miller was shot in the back at least once. Moore questions who fired first.
"What we really need is body cam evidence to corroborate our theory or disprove it,” Moore said.
Public records show Miller had two upcoming court hearings. One of them included a plea deal on a burglary charge with Miller agreeing to a five-year prison term.
Moore says Miller's past run-ins with police may have been the reason he ran.
“Just as any concerned citizen,” Moore said. “We just want to know who shot first."
Moore says Arlington PD will allow them to view the body camera footage later this week on Thursday.