Info : Published on Aug 04, 2019
New body cam footage shows a homeless woman being accidentally shot to death by a Texas cop who trying to fire at her charging dog.
Margarita Victoria Brooks, 30, was struck in the chest by one of three bullets and later died of her wounds on Thursday.
The Arlington patrol officer was sent to check on her after reports of a woman lying on the grass near to an unrestrained dog.
Police body cam footage shows the cop call out to the woman before the dog charges and barks at him near to Canton Drive and North Collins Street.
'Get back,' he yells, scrambling for his gun. As the dog approaches nearer he fires three shots at the dog.
After the third, a woman's scream is heard. 'Oh my god...' Brooks yells out in pain. 'Somebody shot me,' she appears to shout, as the officer races over to her.
The cop, who is yet to be identified, was described by Police Chief Will Johnson as a 25-year-old Asian-American who had only be in the field on his own for a month, according to Fox4.