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Texas officer fired over shooting of unarmed college football player

This photo provided by Angelo State University shows Christian Taylor.  A police officer in suburban Dallas shot and killed Taylor, a Angelo State University football player during a struggle after the unarmed 19-year-old crashed a car through the...
This photo provided by Angelo State University shows Christian Taylor. A police officer in suburban Dallas shot and killed Taylor, a Angelo State University football player during a struggle after the unarmed 19-year-old crashed a car through the... (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The latest on the fatal shooting by police in Texas of unarmed college football player Christian Taylor (all times CDT):

5:35 p.m.

The police chief in the Dallas suburb of Arlington says an officer who's been fired over the fatal shooting of an unarmed Texas college football player should not have approached the 19-year-old burglary suspect alone.

This photo provided by the Arlington Police Department shows police officer Brad Miller. Police has identified Taylor as the officer in suburban Dallas, who shot and killed Christian Taylor, a Angelo State University football player during a...
This photo provided by the Arlington Police Department shows police officer Brad Miller. Police has identified Taylor as the officer in suburban Dallas, who shot and killed Christian Taylor, a Angelo State University football player during a...

Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson on Tuesday said he had fired officer Brad Miller over the shooting of Christian Taylor. Johnson says he's troubled by some of the actions Miller took while responding to a reported burglary at a car dealership early Friday morning.

Johnson said Miller shot Taylor when Taylor began to advance toward the officer. But he said there was no physical contact between the officer and Taylor before Taylor was shot.

Johnson said it's up to the district attorney to decide whether Miller's actions were criminal.

Taylor played football at Angelo State University in San Angelo. Security footage from the dealership lot shows Taylor breaking the windshield of a car on the lot before driving his own vehicle into a glass showroom.

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5:30 p.m.

The police chief in the Dallas suburb of Arlington has fired an officer who fatally shot an unarmed Texas college football player.

Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson said Tuesday that he was troubled by some of the actions taken by police responding to a reported burglary at a car dealership early Friday morning when 19-year-old Christian Taylor was fatally shot. Johnson says Taylor ran toward the officer who shot him, but there was no physical contact before he was shot.

Taylor played football at Angelo State University in San Angelo. Security footage from the dealership lot shows Taylor breaking the windshield of a car on the lot before driving his own vehicle into a glass showroom.

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4:30 p.m.

Police in the Dallas suburb of Arlington will hold a news conference to provide additional details about the fatal shooting of an unarmed college football player by an officer.

Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson will speak at a 5 p.m. news conference on Tuesday. Police have not yet described the details of the confrontation between officers and 19-year-old Christian Taylor early Friday morning.

Taylor played football at Angelo State University in San Angelo. An officer shot him after police responded to a reported burglary at a car dealership. Security footage from the dealership lot shows Taylor breaking the windshield of a car on the lot before driving his own vehicle into a glass showroom.

Police have said that when officers arrived, Taylor was roaming inside the showroom. Police have said he refused to surrender and tried to run away.