DALLAS — A former Arlington police officer has been indicted in the 2019 fatal shooting of 30-year-old Margarita "Maggie" Victoria Brooks.

Ravinder Singh was charged with criminally negligent homicide for fatally shooting Brooks when, police said, he was aiming at a dog.

It was unclear after Wednesday's indictment whether Singh, who resigned after the shooting, had an attorney. It did not appear Thursday afternoon that he had turned himself in to authorities. Brooks' family could not be reached for comment.

Police were performing a welfare check after someone reported that Brooks, the daughter of an Arlington fire captain, was passed out in a grassy area near a shopping center.

Arlington police released a clip of body-cam video the day after the shooting. In the video, Singh is approaching Brooks when a dog begins to run at him and bark. Singh retreats, pulls out his gun and fires three times, striking Brooks once in the chest.

She later died at Medical City Arlington Hospital.

Police declined to comment on the officer's indictment. Shortly after the shooting, the police chief at the time, Will Johnson, called the death "an absolute tragedy." Johnson has since retired.

"Our hearts are broken for the Brooks family and the police officer involved," Johnson said.

In the body-cam video, Singh asks, "Hello? Are you OK? Is that your dog?" as he walks down a sidewalk toward Brooks.

"Can you get — " he says, as the dog starts running toward him. "Get back!"

He fires three shots toward the dog, which turns away and runs toward Brooks.

"What the (expletive)!" Brooks shouts. "Oh my God! Police shot me!"

As Singh walks toward Brooks, he tells her: "Ma'am, get ahold of your dog."

The Tarrant County District Attorney's Office released additional body-cam video Wednesday. That video shows Singh and an EMS worker rolling Brooks onto her back. There is blood on her striped dress and in the grass.

A paramedic approaches Singh and asks what happened.

"She was laying down unconscious, not moving, and there was a dog that was further down," Singh tells him. "Whenever I moved closer to check on her welfare, he moved up."

"The dog?" the paramedic asks.

"And charged at me, yeah," Singh says.

"OK, you shot the dog?" the paramedic asks, and Singh says he did. Then, the paramedic gestures toward Brooks: "What's going on with her?"

Singh says Brooks was "shot in the crossfire." The paramedic walks toward Brooks without responding.

After Brooks is loaded onto a stretcher, a man approaches and Singh tells him to stay back.

"That's my girl, what's wrong with her?" the man asks.

Singh asks if he knows her name.

"Yeah, Maggie," he answers. "What's wrong with her? What happened?"

Singh asks if they have a dog, and the man responds that they do.

"What happened?" the man says again.

"We'll tell you once we figure out what's going on," Singh says.

Singh's body-cam is muted toward the end of the video. The video ends when an officer tells Singh and someone else to turn off their recording devices.

Singh was with the department seven years before resigning last November, but not all of his time with the department was as a police officer. He started as a detention officer, graduated from the police academy in February of last year and was cleared for field work that July 1.

Criminally negligent homicide is a state jail felony punishable by 180 days to two years in state jail and a fine of up to $10,000.

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