Father Demands Answers After Son is Tazered, Fatally Shot by Police

The father of a University of North Texas student who was shot to death by a Denton police officer said Tuesday that officers never tried to de-escalate the incident.

Kevin Tarver, a chaplain with the McKinney Police Department, commented on the fatal January shooting after he was recently allowed to view body camera .

In the , “my son is crying out, ‘My heavenly father’,” Kevin Tarver said at a news conference at The Sanctuary in McKinney on Tuesday. “I did not see my son attacking anyone.”

Darius Tarver, 23, was a UNT senior. He worked two jobs and was to graduate in May with a degree in criminal justice.

Kevin Tarver said his son was on the dean’s list, had numerous friends, and a scholarship has been named in his honor.

Darius Tarver’s roommates have said that his behavior had become erratic after he was in a car accident in the week before the shooting.

Lee Merritt of Dallas, the Tarver family’s attorney, said on Tuesday that Darius Tarver was still suffering from a traumatic head injury when he was shot.

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