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ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – The father of nineteen year old Christian Taylor who was shot and killed while unarmed during a car dealership burglary said the fact Arlington fired the officer who killed his son — and is pursuing criminal charges — brings no joy to him.
“I was asked the question yesterday, am I happy about the results?” Adrian Taylor said. “And I had to mention, I said ‘happy is not the word because we are both losers. There is no winner in this matter.’ So this point on and no matter what result we get from this point on it doesn’t bring my son back. I pray for the officers family. They’re hurting,” he continued. “That’s something that they have to live with the rest of their life. It’s something that no family should have to go through. It’s not just about me. It’s bigger than us.”
Taylor said he’s constantly asked what was going on with his son the night he drove his SUV through the wall of a car dealership showroom. Taylor is asking himself the same question.
“I am asking that question, you are absolutely right,” Taylor said. “And only God knows. I don’t know more than anybody else knows.”
Taylor said he prays someday he will learn why his son smashed his car into the car dealership before he was shot.
Taylor said he’s frustrated a nation judges his son by the surveillance video and he can’t explain why his son was acting this way.
Taylor said, “The way he’s being portrayed, you know, judge how you judge. Judge how you judge. I mean to me he’s my everything. My strength. And he’s strengthens me right now. And I know what’s number one and what’s important right now is to make sure he’s resting.”
Taylor said he was barraged not just with well wishers, but with media who have made his life, “Chaos from 5 o’clock in the morning to all night. If I’m not here people are going in my backyard taking pictures. People riding by and sitting on the street just waiting to rush me when I get in the driveway.
“My job right now is to put him to rest. I don’t interfere with their job. So please let me do my job.”
Taylor said he is not going to turn his son’s death in to a political message.
“People want to turn it into something that I don’t believe in,” Taylor said. “And I’m like, I can’t cant control what anybody does. Anybody. Because if I could, we wouldn’t be here right now.”
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