Police Release Audio of Christian Taylor Shooting
19-year-old Christian Taylor was fatally gunned down by Arlington, Texas police on Friday. The police department pushed back Monday against false claims that he was wrongfully killed by releasing audio footage of the moments leading up to the teen’s death.
In a YouTube posting, department officials confronted rumors that they feel “grossly misrepresents the facts and makes a false claim that Mr. Christian Taylor was shot by police in less than one second after APD officers made contact with him.”
To back up their claim, the department released dispatch recordings. According to the audio, nearly 2 minutes elapsed between the time an officer spotted Taylor inside of a car dealership showroom.
An officer is then heard saying over the radio, “We got shots fired.”
The Arlington native was shot and killed when cops responded to a burglary call at Classic Buick GMC. A medical examiner ruled that Taylor died from gunshots to the neck, abdomen and chest. Toxicology reports are pending.
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