Unarmed burglary suspect shot dead by Arlington police trainee

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An Arlington police officer in training shot dead an 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.

Officers arrived to find Taylor inside the showroom building. Arlington Police Sergeant Paul Rodriguez says officers confronted the man and there was an altercation.

Arlington police said they haven’t found any video from security cameras that shows the shooting.

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. Miller had no previous police experience.

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.

"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.