Arlington: Fire captain's daughter shot and killed by officer while targeting a loose dog

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On Thursday, a woman was shot and killed by an officer while aiming at a loose dog in Arlington, Texas.  According to reports from the Tarrant County Medical Examiner, the woman was identified as 30-year-old Margarita Brooks. Latter, Arlington Fire Department confirmed that she was the daughter of one of their fire captains.
Reports from Arlington police officers stated that they were doing a welfare check at 5 p.m. on Thursday when Brooks was passing through a grassy area near Canton Drive and North Collins Street. One of the officers went to Brooks for a regular check-up. It was then a loose dog started barking and began running towards him. Officer said that Police officer fired some shots at the dog, and heard the woman screaming. It was then he realized that she’d been hit.

Though she was immediately rushed to the hospital, she was later pronounced dead.
The entire conversation has been captured by the body camera and the video released by the officers Friday afternoon. Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson extended his condolences for the family.
The officer’s details have not been released. Arlington police officer confirmed that their officer is only 25-year-old Asian-American and had joined the Arlington Police Department in 2012 as a detention officer.

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