Ravi Singh, 26, a former Arlington police officer was indicted for criminally negligent homicide Wednesday following the death of Margarita Brooks, 30, in August 2019.
The officer was responding to reports of a woman passed out near an intersection. The officer begins approaching the woman when her unleaded dog begins to bark. Her dog, described as a 40-pound lab mix, then began charging at the cop, before he shouted "Get back!" As Singh backed up, he fired three shots.
Brooks is then heard shouting "what the f**k, oh my god - the police shot me!" Singh then walked towards Brooks and told her to get ahold of her dog.
The mom of three suffered from a gunshot wound to the upper torso and was taken to the hospital where she later died from her injuries.
According to DailMail
A former Texas police officer has been indicted in the fatal shooting of a homeless woman last year after he opened fire at a dog racing towards him and inadvertently struck her.
Ravi Singh, formerly of the Arlington Police Department, was indicted by a Tarrant County grand jury on criminally negligent homicide charges Wednesday in relation to the August 2019 shooting death of 30-year-old Margarita Jones.
Singh, 26, had been responding to a call of a woman reportedly passed out in a grassy area near the intersection of Cantor Drive and North Collins Street on August 1.
Bodycam footage shows that as the rookie cop approached Jones, he notices her unrestrained dog, which then begins to bark.
‘Hello, are you OK? Is that your dog?’ Singh is heard calling out. Jones replies that she’s fine, but suddenly her dog begins racing towards the officer.
‘Get back!’ the officer yells, as the barking dog charges toward him. He begins to back up and then fires three shots.