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UNT Student Drunk When Fatally Shot By Officer: Report

The toxicology report has been released for a University of North Texas student who was wielding a hatchet when he was shot and killed by police in December.

Ryan McMillan, 21, had a blood alcohol level of 0.21 percent at the time of his death, the report says.

That's about two-and-a-half times the legal limit.

McMillan, a sophomore at UNT, had been out celebrating his birthday that night, when he was shot by a UNT police officer in a confrontation captured on dash camera.

The shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. Dec. 13, 2015, when UNT Cpl. Stephen Bean, 27, responded to a call of a man knocking out car windows in a parking garage near campus.

Bean could be seen on dashcam video telling McMillan multiple times to "back away" as McMillan repeatedly said, "shoot me."

Investigators said McMillan moved toward Bean, who then shot him multiple times.

In the dashcam video, the officer can be seen retreating as McMillan advances; three shots can then be heard in the recording.

The entire incident — from when the officer parks his car to the moment he fires — happened in about 15 seconds.

Last month, a Denton County grand jury no-billed Bean when it determined there wasn't enough evidence to support an indictment against the officer.

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