Published May 03, 2016
The latest on the fatal shooting by police in Texas of unarmed college football player (all times CDT):
The brother of a Texas college football player fatally shot by a police officer says he's not angry at police but does think they could have handled the confrontation differently.
Christian Taylor, who was unarmed, was fatally shot early Friday morning after police responded to a burglary call at a car dealership in the Dallas suburb of Arlington. Security footage shows the 19-year-old breaking into a car in the lot and then crashing his own vehicle into the glass showroom. Police have said he refused to surrender and then tried to escape before the officer shot him.
Joshua Taylor insists his brother "wouldn't attack any officer or anybody in authority." He says it's never OK to harm an unarmed person.
A newly released recording of radio traffic shows more than two minutes elapsed between the time police officers spotted an unarmed suspected burglar at an Arlington car dealership and the moment a police officer fatally shot him.
The Arlington Police Department says it posted the 16-minute audio Monday on YouTube to counter an audio posted by an online blog that a department statement says "grossly misrepresents the facts and makes a false claim that Mr. Christian Taylor was shot in less than 1 second after APD Officers made contact with him."
The police statement says the recording posted on the blog "relied upon and published was not official audio provided by the department and had segments of time removed." The statement says the official recording details the event sequence "in real-time with no segments of time removed."
Police say Taylor was shot dead in an altercation with a police trainee about 1 a.m. Friday.
Security footage taken before a Texas college football player was fatally shot by a police officer shows the 19-year-old breaking into a car and later crashing his own vehicle into the glass showroom.
Arlington police say officers arriving to a burglary call found Christian Taylor roaming inside the dealership's showroom early Friday morning. Police have said he refused to surrender and then tried to escape.
The car dealership, which released the footage Monday to The Associated Press, said it had no footage of the showroom.
The footage from the lot showed Taylor parking outside a gate and walking onto the lot. After breaking out the windshield of a vehicle on the lot, he returns to his own vehicle, driving it through the gate and then into the glass showroom.