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Woman dies after being shot by police officer firing at dog

A Texas police officer shot and killed a woman when he fired repeatedly at a dog that was running at him, authorities said. The officer was among those responding to a welfare check for 30-year-old Margarita Victoria Brooks who appeared to be unconscious on grass near to a shopping centre in Arlington. Footage from the officer's body-worn camera released on Friday shows the officer walking along a sidewalk and calling out "Hello. Are you OK?" The woman replies, "Yeah, I'm fine." A dog approaches and the officer asks, "Is that your dog?" As the barking dog runs toward him, the officer yells, "Get back!" He begins to back up and then fires three shots. The woman screams, "Oh, my God!" and continues to cry out.

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