And the beat goes on, and on, and on . . .
Brad Miller, a 49-year-old white police officer who had recently graduated from the police academy and was working under the supervision of a training officer, shot and killed Christian Taylor, an unarmed 19-year-old black college student at a GMC Classic Buick dealership in Arlington, Texas. The Star-Telegram reports,
Officers were dispatched to a call about a burglary in progress about 1 a.m. at the Classic Buick GMC dealership on the Interstate 20 service road east of Collins Street, said Sgt. Paul Rodriguez, a police spokesman.
A security company had called 911 after observing the suspect on a security camera outside the business.
Rodriguez said police arrived to find that Taylor had used a vehicle to crash through glass in the front of the showroom.
“The officers went and confronted him. There was an altercation. An officer discharged his weapon and struck the suspect,” Rodriguez said.