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Crime Fort Worth Officer Aaron Dean Resigns After Fatally Shooting Atatiana Jefferson, Chief Says He Was Going To Be Fired

00:50  15 october  2019
00:50  15 october  2019 Source:   dfw.cbslocal.com

The Latest: Fort Worth officer resigns after fatal shooting

  The Latest: Fort Worth officer resigns after fatal shooting FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the fatal police shooting of a black woman inside a home in Fort Worth (all times local): 1:10 p.m. The Fort Worth police chief says a white officer accused in the fatal shooting of a black woman in her home has resigned. Interim Chief Ed Kraus said Monday that if the officer, Aaron Dean, had not resigned, he would have been fired. Dean shot 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson through her window in the early hours of Saturday morning. Officers were called to her home when a concerned neighbor worried for her safety noticed her door was open.Police have said the officer perceived a threat when he saw someone near the window and opened fire.

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The Fort Worth officer who shot and killed Atatiana Jefferson in her home while responding to a welfare check has At a news conference Monday afternoon, Interim Police Chief Ed Kraus identified the officer as Aaron Dean . Kraus said Dean was going to be fired

Aaron Dean was going to be fired on Monday morning, the city's police chief said . The police officer from Fort Worth , Texas who fatally shot a black woman in her own home while The officer may face criminal charges for the shooting of Atatiana Jefferson , 28, early on Saturday morning.

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) — The Fort Worth officer who shot and killed Atatiana Jefferson in her home while responding to a welfare check this weekend has resigned from the department before he could be fired, officials said.

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At a news conference Monday afternoon, Interim Police Chief Ed Kraus identified the officer as Aaron Dean. Kraus said Dean was going to be fired Monday morning, but the officer turned in his resignation before he could do so.

Jefferson was killed early Saturday morning inside her home in the 1200 block of E. Allen Avenue as officers were responding to welfare check.

Former Fort Worth Police Officer Aaron Dean Charged With Murder

  Former Fort Worth Police Officer Aaron Dean Charged With Murder The Fort Worth Police officer who shot and killed a woman in her home early Saturday morning has been booked into the Tarrant County Jail and charged with murder. Bond has not been set.Aaron Dean, who resigned from the Fort Worth Police Department earlier Monday, shot and killed Atatiana Jefferson in her home while responding to a welfare check this weekend has resigned from the department before he could be fired.At a news conference Monday afternoon, Interim Police Chief Ed Kraus identified the officer as Aaron Dean.

FORT WORTH — Atatiana Jefferson ’s family has a lot of questions. Why did a police officer shoot her in her own home? The police officer who fired the fatal shot has not been identified, but the department said he was white and had been with the department since April 2018.

The white Fort Worth police officer who shot and killed a 28-year-old black woman in her own home this weekend resigned Monday — before he could be interviewed Dean was responding to a welfare call with another officer when he fatally shot Atatiana Jefferson through the window of her home.

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Atatiana Jefferson

Jefferson’s neighbor, James Smith, had called the department’s non-emergency number after noticing that the front door of her home had been left open since about 10 p.m. Friday.

Police said in a statement Saturday that the officer who shot her had perceived a threat and drew his weapon while checking her home. He fired once, striking her. He had been with the department since April 2018.

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  • FULL COVERAGE: Police Shooting Of Atatiana Jefferson

In an update Sunday, police said the officers responding to the call didn’t park their marked cars in front of the house nor did they identity themselves as officers at any time.

Murder warrant for Fort Worth officer says woman he killed was holding gun in her home

  Murder warrant for Fort Worth officer says woman he killed was holding gun in her home The murder arrest warrant for a white officer who shot and killed a black woman on Saturday says that the victim was holding a gun after she heard noises outside her window. A witness, the woman’s 8-year-old nephew, told a police investigator that after Atatiana Jefferson heard noises outside her window and thought there might be a prowler outside, she reached into her purse, grabbed a handgun and pointed it toward the window, the warrant said.

“They murdered this woman”: Outrage after Texas officer shoots a black woman in her own home. The officer who shot Jefferson was identified as Aaron At around 2 am local time on October 12, a neighbor of 28-year-old Atatiana Koquice Jefferson called a non-emergency hotline, saying he was

The white Fort Worth police officer who fatally shot Atatiana Jefferson , a 28-year-old black woman, in her home has resigned and faces possible criminal charges, police said Monday. Jefferson ’s family is demanding an independent investigation of the officer , identified as Aaron Dean

Body-cam video was also released that showed the events leading up to Jefferson’s death. The video shows the officer shining a flashlight into a window and shouting at Jefferson to put her hands up. Not even a full second later, she was shot through the window.

The department also released pictures of a handgun that could be seen inside the home.

Mayor Betsy Price addressed the pictures of the gun, calling it “irrelevant.”

“I want to address the images that were released picturing the gun inside Ms. Jefferson’s home. A gun is irrelevant. Atatiana was in her own home, caring for her 8-year-old nephew. She was a victim. And she was taken from her family in circumstances that are truly unthinkable,” Price said.

She also said a third-party panel of experts will be reviewing the police department and that it will be led by City Manager David Cooke.

United by similar tragedies, the Botham Jean Foundation gives help to Atatiana Jefferson's family

  United by similar tragedies, the Botham Jean Foundation gives help to Atatiana Jefferson's family Botham Jean and Atatiana Jefferson were beloved members of the Dallas-Fort Worth community. Both were young and black. And they both died in the same tragic way: killed in their own homes by white police officers. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Now a foundation established by Jean's family is offering its support to Jefferson's relatives.

The Fort Worth , Texas, police officer who on Saturday fatally shot Atatiana Jefferson in her own home resigned , officials said . Fort Worth Police Chief Ed Kraus said Monday during a news conference that he intended to fire the officer , identified as Aaron Dean , but he resigned first.

Atatiana Koquice Jefferson , age 28, was shot and killed in her home by a police officer in Fort Worth , Texas, United States, in the early morning of October 12, 2019.

In a statement released Monday afternoon, Price addressed both Jefferson’s neighbor and nephew.

To Mr. James Smith, I know you are hurting today as well. You called police to check on your neighbor because you cared about her safety and wellbeing. You were being a wonderful neighbor and doing the right thing to make sure she was ok. You are the type of person we all want living next door, watching out for us. Atatiana’s death has eroded your own your sense of safety and trust in law enforcement. I’m truly sorry.

To Atatiana’s nephew, who has witnessed an unspeakable loss — sorry doesn’t really cut it. This entire city needs to surround him with prayers, support, and anything his family needs,” Price said.

The incident has sparked outrage throughout the nation as Jefferson’s family seeks answers as to why she was killed inside her own home during a welfare check.

Before he was interviewed by police, Kraus said Dean resigned. The chief said he expects the officer to face criminal charges.

Kraus said he also presented the case to the FBI to see if there would be possible civil rights violations.

Funeral underway for woman shot in home by Fort Worth officer .
The funeral for Atatiana Jefferson, the Texas woman who was shot in her home by a Fort Worth Police officer, is underway after a judge halted the original service. Jefferson was playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew in the early morning hours of Oct. 12, when she was fatally shot by Fort Worth Police officer Aaron Dean, who fired into her bedroom window while conducting a wellness check.

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