Unarmed college football player on psychedelic drug N-Bomb and marijuana when shot dead by cop

Football Player, sportsAn autopsy report has found that a black college football player killed by a rookie police officer had used a synthetic psychedelic drug and marijuana prior to the deadly confrontation at a Texas car dealership.

Christian Taylor was unarmed when Arlington police officer Brad Miller, 49, shot him on August 7.

Miller has been fired, but his attorney said Wednesday that he hopes the chief will reconsider that decision, due to the results of the autopsy.

Surveillance footage from the car dealership shows Taylor breaking into the complex at night, and proceeding to vandalize cars parked in the lot.

He is then seen going back to his car, driving it through the metal gate and crashing into the glass showroom.

That’s when police, including Miller, arrive on the scene to investigate.

There was no video footage of what happened inside the showroom, but Miller reportedly ordered Taylor to the ground.

Miller says that instead of complying, Taylor cursed at him and advanced on him, causing the officer to start firing shots from about 10 feet away.

The report released Wednesday shows there was THC, one of the active components of marijuana, and two synthetic drugs that causes hallucinations in Taylor’s system.

The synthetic drugs found in Taylor’s system, 25h-NBOMe and 25i-NBOMe, are both slight variations of a synthetic compound referred to as N-Bomb.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency describes N-Bomb as a powerful hallucinogen that mimics the effects of LSD.

‘These substances have been encountered as powders, liquid solutions, laced on edible items, and soaked into blotter papers,’ the DEA wrote in 2013.

That was the year that the DEA decided to add 25i to a list of controlled substances, though 25h appears not to have been criminalized. Compounds such as N-bomb are usually purchased online, and manufactured in China.

N-Bomb has led to several incidents and deadly overdoses across the country in recent years.

In 2013, a 15-year-old in Florida died after an overdose and last year three girls in Loudon Couny, Virginia who allegedly took the drug started behaving erratically and police had to intervene. One of the girls even tried to kick a sheriff’s deputy who was trying to help her.

’25i can be dangerous, even at small dosages,’ Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman said at the time. ‘This drug can cause violent behavior, disorientation, seizures and death.’

The results of the autopsy have left family and friends stunned since they say Taylor wasn’t one to take drugs and had become increasingly religious right before his death.

‘I wish there was an easy way for me to say, “Hey, what were you thinking or what was going through your head?”‘ Taylor’s brother Joshua told The Washington Post. ‘It was totally out of the ordinary, but I have no clue.’

The autopsy also shows that Taylor was shot four times, in the neck, torso and abdomen.

The six-foot-tall 19-year-old attended Angelo State University in San Angelo in West Texas, where he was to start his sophomore year on the team.

The Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office says it will bring the case against Miller in front of a grand jury, but says they still haven’t received the case from the Arlington Police Department.

Taylor’s death made national headlines at the time, as the latest shooting of a young black man by a police officer.

The issue of violence between police and the black community has fueled the Black Lives Matter movement, something Taylor appears to have sympathized with before his death.

In tweets in the last year of his life, Taylor wrote that he didn’t feel protected by police and that cops were ‘taking black lives as easy as flippin a coin, with no consequences’.

Source: The DailyMail

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