Texas college football player shot by police was unarmed

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 front window of a car dealership, authorities said Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. Officers were responding to a burglary call in Arlington when they discovered someone had driven a vehicle through a front window of the Classic Buick GMC, according to a statement from the Arlington Police Department. The statement said police approached the suspect and a struggle ensued. At some point during the struggle, an officer shot 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.

Arlington police officer Brad Miller remains 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 who 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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