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US Fort Worth police shooting: Atatiana Jefferson shot and killed in her home

17:30  13 october  2019
17:30  13 october  2019 Source:   cnn.com

Father of Texas woman shot dead by cop in her home: "It's senseless"

  Father of Texas woman shot dead by cop in her home: Fort Worth police released body camera video of the incident where the officer shot Atatiana Jefferson through a window early Saturday . The officer is expected to be questioned Monday. "I mean it's senseless. My daughter… had her whole life in front of her," father Marquis Jefferson said. The shooting is reminiscent of the death of Botham Jean, an unarmed black man who was killed in his Dallas home by a white police officer. In this case, Jefferson's family wants to know how and why the 28-year-old pre-med graduate wound up dead, reports CBS News correspondent Omar Villafranca.

The police officer, whose name has not been released, was in Atatiana Jefferson ’s backyard around 2:25 a.m. on October 12 and shot her through her She thought she heard a noise in her backyard and was shot when she went to investigate, he said. The Fort Worth police released the following

Fort Worth Cop Pulls An Amber Guyger And Kills Black Woman In Her Own Home . This time the deadly shooting took place in Fort Worth early Saturday morning after an officer responded to a home because a Atatiana Jefferson died about 2:30 a.m. local time, authorities said after reviewing the

A black woman was shot and killed by a white police officer in her Fort Worth, Texas home after a neighbor called dispatchers to report the woman's front door was open, police said.

The officers were searching the perimeter of the woman's home when they saw a person standing near a window inside and one of them opened fire, killing her, Fort Worth police said.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner identified the woman killed as 28-year-old Atatiana Koquice Jefferson. She died at 2:30 a.m. Saturday in the bedroom of her home.

Atatiana Jefferson had moved in with her mom to take care of her. Police shot her through a bedroom window

  Atatiana Jefferson had moved in with her mom to take care of her. Police shot her through a bedroom window In her final minutes, Jefferson was playing video games with her nephew while his grandmother was in the hospital. But in the seconds leading up to Jefferson's death, a Fort Worth officer shot into her bedroom, killing her near her 8-year-old nephew. "It's senseless," her father Marquis Jefferson told CNN affiliate KTVT. "You have to know that was somebody's daughter ... Somebody loved her, and there was a better way. It didn't have to be like that."Outrage spread across the country as yet another black person was killed at home by a a white police officer.

A Fort Worth Cop Killed A Black Woman Inside Her Home After Her Neighbor Called Police Because Her Door Was Open. A black woman was shot and killed by police inside her own home early Saturday morning in Fort Worth , Texas, after her neighbor called a non-emergency police number

A Fort Worth police officer shot and killed a woman inside her own home early Saturday morning, CBS Dallas- Fort Worth reports. He fired one shot , striking and killing 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson . Atatiana Jefferson Lee Merritt /CBS DFW. Jefferson was pronounced dead at the scene.

a blurry image of a person: Body cam footage released by the Fort Worth Police department. Must Mention the video is heavily edited and released by police when using.© Fort Worth Police Department Body cam footage released by the Fort Worth Police department. Must Mention the video is heavily edited and released by police when using.

Hours after the shooting, police released a heavily edited version of the officer's body camera footage. The nearly 2-minute video shows officers walking outside the home with flashlights for a few minutes before one of them yells, "Put your hands up! Show me your hands!" and shoots his weapon through a window.

"The Fort Worth Police Department is releasing available body camera footage to provide transparent and relevant information to the public as we are allowed within the confines of the Public Information Act and forthcoming investigation," police said.

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.

All of Fort Worth must surround Atatiana Jefferson ’s family with prayers, love and support.” The Police Department said it would collect evidence, witness statements and body camera footage to present to prosecutors. Amber Guyger, a Dallas police officer, shot and killed her neighbor in his

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In a statement, police said the officers entered the home and gave the woman medical treatment, but she died at the scene.

The department also said that it "shares the deep concerns of the public and is committed to completing an extremely thorough investigation of this critical police incident to its resolution."

Police have not named the officer, who joined the department in April of last year. The officer has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. The Fort Worth Police Officers Association did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

James Smith, Jefferson's neighbor, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram he called a non-emergency police number when he saw her doors open and lights on in the early morning hours. He said he knew Jefferson was home with her nephew.

He said he was trying to be a good neighbor and called authorities so they could check on Jefferson.

Fort Worth Chief, City Leaders Hold News Conference Over Fatal Shooting Of Atatiana Jefferson

  Fort Worth Chief, City Leaders Hold News Conference Over Fatal Shooting Of Atatiana Jefferson Fort Worth Interim Police Chief Ed Kraus, Mayor Betsy Price and City Manager David Cooke are holding a news conference Monday afternoon after an officer fatally shot a woman inside her home during a welfare check. © Provided by CBS Local, a division of CBS Radio IncAtatiana Jefferson was killed early Saturday morning inside her home in the 1200 block of E. Allen Avenue as officers were responding to welfare check. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

Atatiana Jefferson was killed after a neighbour in Fort Worth phoned police to say he was worried because the 28-year-old’s front door had been A shot is then fired. Ms Jefferson was pronounced dead at the scene in the early hours of Saturday. Her eight-year-old nephew is understood to also

Atatiana Jefferson was killed after a police officer in her back yard at 2 am shot through her bedroom window. Jefferson ’s name was released by officials and local media. The officer responded to a call that a door was open at the home in the 1200 block of East Allen Avenue in Fort Worth

"I'm shaken. I'm mad. I'm upset. And I feel it's partly my fault," he told the news outlet. "If I had never dialed the police department, she'd still be alive."

'Put your hands up! Show me your hands!'

Officers responded to the woman's home after dispatchers received a call around 2:25 a.m. from a person saying his or her neighbor's front door was open, police said.

In the body camera video, when the officers first arrive at the house, the door is open and the lights are on, but no one can be seen.

The officers then walk around the home and into the dark holding a flashlight. At some point, one of them quickly approaches a window with his weapon drawn.

Within seconds, the officer yells, "Put your hands up! Show me your hands!" and fires through the window. The officer does not appear to identify himself as police before firing his weapon.

The officer drew his weapon and fired one shot after "perceiving a threat," police said. The officers found a firearm when they entered the room, the department's statement said.

The video released by police shows two mostly blurred clips that appeared to be from inside the home, showing a firearm.

CNN requested the unedited body camera footage, an incident report and dispatch audio from the dispatch call that prompted the response. But a police spokesperson said nothing additional will be released at this time.

a person wearing a hat and smiling at the camera: Atatiana Koquice Jefferson was killed in her house.© Family Photos Atatiana Koquice Jefferson was killed in her house.

D.A. seeks murder charge against former Fort Worth officer who fatally shot Atatiana Jefferson .
"We will prosecute this case to the fullest extent of the law," the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office said.Prosecutors in Tarrant County, Texas, said Friday they intend to ask a grand jury for a murder charge against the former Fort Worth police officer who fatally shot Atatiana Jefferson in her home.

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