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Funeral Set For College Student Shot Dead By Arlington Police Officer

Screenshot/Classic Buick GMC surveillance video

A funeral will be held this weekend for a college football player who was fatally shot by an Arlington police officer answering a burglary call at a car dealership.

An official at Koinonia Christian Church in Arlington says the service for 19-year-old Christian Taylor will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Taylor was unarmed when he was fatally shot Aug. 7 by an Arlington police officer responding to an after-hours burglary call. Security footage of the dealership lot shows Taylor busting out a car windshield, then driving his vehicle into the showroom.

Taylor was fatally shot while inside the business.

The rookie police officer who shot the Angelo State University student was fired Tuesday.  

This report was provided by the Associated Press.