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Texas grand jury clears former Arlington police trainee who fatally shot black teen

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A grand jury has decided to take no action against a white North Texas police officer fired after fatally shooting an unarmed black college football player while responding to an after-hours burglary call. Tarrant County District Attorney Sharen Wilson said in a statement Wednesday that former Arlington police trainee Brad Miller would not face criminal charges.

Miller was fired within days of the August 2015 shooting that resulted in the death of 19-year-old Christian Taylor.

Arlington police have said officers arriving to a burglary call found Taylor roaming inside the showroom of a car dealership. Police said the officers told Taylor to lie down on the ground, but he refused.

Police have said the incident ended when Miller shot his service weapon four times, hitting Taylor at least twice.

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