Father of Christian Taylor Learned Details of Son's Death On Social Media

Father of Christian Taylor Learned Details of Son's Death On Social Media

Adrian Taylor, the father of Christian Taylor, who was shot by Arlington, Texas, police last week, said authorities have not given him full disclosure of details about how his son died.

Published August 10, 2015

Adrian Taylor, the father of Christian Taylor, who was shot by Arlington, Texas, police last week, said authorities have not given him full disclosure on details about how his son died on Friday, Aug. 7. 

“They won’t even talk to me, man,” Adrian Taylor said to The Guardian. The mourning father found out details of his son's death through social media via leaked videos and audio files. 

The Guardian reports:

The various video and audio files conflict in timing; in one clip it seems the rookie officer, Brad Miller, shot Taylor within a second or two of spotting him. In another, minutes elapse between the first sighting and the shots.

Altogether, though, the accounts are consistent on what happened in the minutes before Taylor’s death. About 1am on Friday, he arrived at Classic Buick GMC car dealership, one of a string of dealerships along Interstate 20 in Arlington, a western suburb of Dallas.

Taylor, who was 5-foot-9 and 165lbs, pulled up to the dealership in his own car, exited it, and behaved erratically, vandalizing and jumping on several of the dealership’s cars. He stomped the windshield of one car until it shattered, and, wearing sunglasses, seemed to gaze around unperturbed as the dealership’s alarms sounded.

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Written by Natelege Whaley

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