ARLINGTON (1080 KRLD) - A now-former Arlington police officer who shot a homeless woman to death last summer has been indicted.
A Tarrant County grand jury indicted Ravi Singh, 26, on a charge of criminally negligent homicide, in connection with the shooting death of Maggie Brooks, 30.
Brooks was the daughter of an Arlington fire captain.
On Aug. 1, 2019, Singh was responding to a call about a woman passed out; and as Singh called out to Brooks, a dog started aggressively running towards him.
Singh fired his duty weapon three times aiming for the aggressive dog, but he hit Brooks instead.
Brooks died a short time later at Medical City Arlington.
If convicted, Singh faces between six months and two years in state jail and a fine of up to $10,000.
The family of Maggie Brooks released a statement through their attorney, saying that the indictment against Singh is only the first step in getting justice.
"We are pleased that the Tarrant County Grand Jury has returned an indictment for the officer who killed Maggie. Officers responding to welfare checks should not be so quick to use their deadly weapons in situations that do not call for use of force. Our hope is not only that this officer is held responsible for Maggie’s death, but that the Arlington Police Department is also held accountable for its lack of training and procedures in responding to welfare checks."