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Texas city to pay $850K in settlement over Angelo State University football player's death

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - A Texas city will pay $850,000 to the family of a black teenager who was shot and killed in 2015 by a white police officer responding to a burglary report at a car dealership.

An Arlington City Council report obtained by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram indicates the payment will settle a claim filed by the family of 19-year-old Christian Taylor.

Taylor, who played football at Angelo State University, was seen in security footage breaking the windshield of a car at the dealership and then driving his vehicle into the glass showroom.

He was shot by officer Brad Miller, who claimed the unarmed Taylor was "actively advancing" toward him.

Miller was fired and a grand jury declined to indict him.


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