Texas college football player shot by police was unarmed

Christian Taylor (Angelo State University via AP)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Police say the suburban Dallas officer who shot and killed a college football player during a burglary call at a car dealership had never fired his weapon before.

Brad Miller (Arlington Police Department via AP)
Brad Miller (Arlington Police Department via AP)

Arlington police officer Brad Miller is on administrative leave after the early Friday shooting.

Police Sgt. Paul Rodriguez said Saturday that Miller and his training officer were the only two officers known to have directly engaged Christian Taylor. The 19-year-old Arlington native was a sophomore at Angelo State University in West Texas. Other officers had set up a perimeter around the car dealership where the incident occurred.

Police say they were responding to a report of a burglary at the Classic Buick GMC in Arlington, 10 miles west of Dallas.

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