The recruit police officer who shot and killed an unarmed college football player during a car dealership break-in on Friday has been fired for "exercising poor judgment," police chief said on Tuesday.
Officer Brad Miller, who was under supervised field training, went into the dealership alone without telling any of the other officers.
This led to his horrible judgement and the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Christian Taylor.
Miller told investigators that "he feared for his safety and thought he would be overpowered, and that he believed he was alone even though his training officer was four feet away, Johnson said." via
"This fear and feeling of isolation was the result of his poor decision to enter the building without assistance and without an arrest plan," Johnson said.
Taylor never touched or made contact with the police officer, he allegedly was cursing and moving towards Miller.
Miller fired his service weapon four times, Taylor was about 7-10 feet away when he shot him.
Source: ABC News