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A woman who was fatally shot by a Texas police officer is said to be aimed at the dog, it is listed as a local fire captain’s daughter.
The Tarrant County medical examiner, the dead woman was identified as 30-year-old Margarita, the herald; and the Arlington Fire department, confirmed on Friday that Brooks was on Fire, Capt. Troy Brooks’ daughter, according to reports from NBC-5.
The first responders and the public, 25 the — he would have completed his training and was released under the supervision of the standing patrol on July 1 — were responding to a welfare check in Arlington, where a Margarita, Brooks was reported to have started in the grass around 5:20 p.m., the Arlington Police Department said in a statement on Thursday.
TEXAS OFFICER FATALLY SHOOTS HOMELESS WOMAN AT THE END OF COOKING TO GET FRANK THE DOG: REPORT
In the body of the camera footage, released on Friday, the younger officer could be heard calling Brooks, “Ma’am…are you OK? “Is that your dog? Can you stand up?” For a small dog, a beagle-Labrador retriever mix belonging to the Brooks, was published at the expense of the public.
That officer, whose name was not released, drew his gun, yelling, “get back,” before firing three times.
The woman screams; the bullets apparently grazed the dog, but hit Brooks in the chest.
She was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Arlington Police chief Will Johnson said on Friday that criminal and administrative investigations are ongoing at the time that the officer has been placed on paid administrative leave.
“Preliminary information leads investigators to believe the woman was hit by gunfire from the officer,” the statement said.
“Our hearts are broken for the Brooks family, and the police have been involved,” Johnson said. “Clearly, this is not the result of an officer-or did the department want. Mrs Brooks had never been the victim of domestic violence. We know as police officers that we are responsible for our actions.”
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.