Officer fired after fatally shooting unarmed 19-year-old Texas college football player

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Background Christian Taylor

ARLINGTON, Texas — 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.