Christian Taylor, a sophomore at Angelo State University in Texas, was fatally shot by a police officer during a struggle after police say he crashed his car through the front window of a car dealership.
Taylor, 19, was a defensive back at Angelo State University. Many on Twitter have brought to light Taylor's purported Twitter page, which he actively updated, and highlighted some of his tweets.
I don't feel protected by the police— October 13th (@he_got_sneaks) August 12, 2014
Our police system is a joke, when will we ever be protected?— October 13th (@he_got_sneaks) December 24, 2014
Police taking black lives as easy as flippin a coin, with no consequences smh— October 13th (@he_got_sneaks) December 24, 2014
I don't wanna die too young— October 13th (@he_got_sneaks) April 25, 2015
I don't wanna die too younggggg— October 13th (@he_got_sneaks) July 31, 2015
Using the hashtag #ChristianTaylor, many Twitter users have noted the irony of the tweets.
— THE GOD TRE (@THEGODTRE) August 8, 2015
People who knew the 19-year-old also report that the young man "found God" recently and have been promoting tweets and texts supposedly from Taylor to highlight that.
Devil get up off me.. Forever.— October 13th (@he_got_sneaks) August 6, 2015