US: 'If I had never dialed the police, she'd still be alive': Neighbor who called a non-emergency number to ask for a 2am welfare check on a woman, 28, because her front door was open says he is horrified she was killed in her own home by a cop - - PressFrom - US
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US 'If I had never dialed the police, she'd still be alive': Neighbor who called a non-emergency number to ask for a 2am welfare check on a woman, 28, because her front door was open says he is horrified she was killed in her own home by a cop

01:05  14 october  2019
01:05  14 october  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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

  Fort Worth police shooting: Atatiana Jefferson shot and killed in her home 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. © Fort Worth Police Department Body cam footage released by the Fort Worth Police department.

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The police were performing a welfare check on her home after a neighbor reported seeing her 28 -year-old Atatiana Koquice Jefferson was playing video games with her eight -year-old nephew The officer was not named, but was described as a white male who had been with the department since

The neighbor who called to request a welfare check on Atatiana Jefferson before she was shot by a cop in her own home says he feels 'partly responsible' for her death.

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'If I had never dialed the police department, she'd still be alive,' James Smith, 62, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. 'I'm shaken. I'm mad. I'm upset. And I feel it's partly my fault.'

Atatiana Koquice Jefferson, 28, of Fort Worth, Texas, was killed by an unidentified white police officer who failed to identify himself as a cop when he entered her home Saturday morning after Smith called the local non-emergency number when he noticed her front door was open and lights were on around 2.25am.

Fifteen minutes after authorities arrived to the scene, Smith heard a gunshot and watched several officers rush Jefferson's home.

Smith knew Jefferson was supposed to be home with her 8-year-old nephew and grew worried when he saw the front door open.

'I called my police department for a welfare check,' Smith told WFAA. 'No domestic violence, no arguing, nothing that they should have been concerned about as far as them coming with guns drawn to my neighbor's house.'

According to a statement from authorities, officers responded to Smith's call and arrived to the 1200 block of East Allen Avenue.

In police bodycam footage that has been released, the officer is seen walking around the perimeter of the home and looking through windows inside the residence.

At one point the officer pulls out a flashlight when he approaches a dark area of the house and appears to gain entrance into her backyard.

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  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.

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Seconds later the officer looks inside a dark window, draws his gun and yells, 'put your hands up! Show me your hands!'

He then shoots at the victim almost immediately.

Authorities say the officer perceived a threat and after firing his weapon went inside the home to administer emergency care.

The statement says officers found a firearm, but it was not revealed if Jefferson was anywhere near the weapon at the time of the incident.

Jefferson succumbed to her injuries and died at the scene.

The officer, who began his work with the department in April 2018, has been placed on administrative leave following the incident.

The Fort Worth Police Major Crime unit, Internal Affairs and the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Law Enforcement Incident Team are conducting an investigation into the shooting.

The department ended their statement by expressing their sadness over the violent incident.

'The Fort Worth Police Department shares the deep concerns of the public and is committed to completing an extremely thorough investigation of this critical police incident to its resolution.'

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  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.

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A neighbor called a non - emergency police number because he was concerned after seeing The neighbor , James Smith, called a non - emergency number for police early Saturday morning when He knew 28 -year-old Jefferson was home with her 8-year-old nephew and the whole thing struck him

Smith is heartbroken over Jefferson's death.

'It makes you not want to call the police department,' he told Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

'If you don't feel safe with the police department, then who do you feel safe with? Do you just ignore crime or ignore something that's not right?'

'They tell you, 'If you see something, say something. ...Well, if you do that and it costs somebody to lose their life, it makes you not want to do that. And that's sad.'

Community members are outraged over Jefferson's sudden death and are calling for action.

Pastor Michael Bell of the Greater St. Stephen First Church laid bare his criticisms of the police department statements, according to WFAA reporter Cleo Greene.

Bell said in the Twitter video: 'We're tired of police lying. Ain't no perceived threat unless it's black folk. Just our presence... are we the threat?'

'Let's tell it what it is,' one community member said in a separate video, 'she was massacred in her own house.'

'Don't let this rest... where we get all up in arms for about two or three weeks and we go back to business as usual.

'We are still being murdered by the police. Something has to be done and done right away.'

The investigation is ongoing.

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When Atatiana Jefferson's neighbor called police, he says he expected them to go check and see if she was OK. © Provided by Thomson Reuters, LLCBut the officer who shot her in her own home was sent on a call that police often handle as a potential burglary. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Authorities are looking into what former Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean and his partner were told before arriving to Jefferson's home.

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