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US What we know about Atatiana Jefferson, the woman killed by Fort Worth cop in her home

07:50  15 october  2019
07:50  15 october  2019 Source:   latimes.com

'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

  '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 Officers arrived at Atatiana Koquice Jefferson's home after neighbor James Smith, 62, reported seeing lights on and her front door open around 2.25am.'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 Jefferson was smart, hard-working and funny, her family said. In the video, after showcasing various anatomical cavities and structures, she thanks the plastic The video started circling on Twitter in the hours after 28-year-old Jefferson was shot and killed by Fort Worth police in her home .

A lawyer for the family of Atatiana K. Jefferson , the Fort Worth woman shot by the police in her home , spoke to the press Monday. Ms. Jefferson had been playing video games with her nephew when she was killed .CreditCredit Laura Buckman for The New York Times.

FORT WORTH, Texas — A video of a young woman holding up a plastic skeleton and using it to point out various parts of human anatomy has been viewed nearly 900,000 times.

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.

Atatiana Koquice Jefferson , 28, was killed around 2:30 a.m. Saturday after a neighbor called dispatchers to report the woman 's front door was Smith, the neighbor who called police, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that he knew Jefferson was home with her nephew when he saw the doors of

Fort Worth Cop Pulls An Amber Guyger And Kills Black Woman In Her Own Home . Atatiana Jefferson died about 2:30 a.m. local time, authorities said after reviewing the officer’s bodycam footage. The Fort Worth Police Department declined to identify the officer and would only describe

The video seems to capture the spirit of the woman who posted it. Atatiana Jefferson was smart, hard-working and funny, her family said. In the video, after showcasing various anatomical cavities and structures, she thanks the plastic skeleton — who she says is named Gillian — for its participation.

The video started circling on Twitter in the hours after 28-year-old Jefferson was shot and killed by Fort Worth police in her home.

On Saturday at 2:30 a.m., Jefferson was playing Call of Duty with her 8-year-old nephew. Her neighbor called a nonemergency number to ask someone to check on the home in the 1200 block of East Allen Avenue because the front door was open, which he said was not normal.

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.

A Fort Worth police officer shot and killed a woman inside a home early Saturday after a neighbor reported the front door was open, police said. Atatiana Jefferson , 28, died about 2:30 a.m. in a home in the 1200 block of East Allen Avenue, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office.

The woman , Atatiana Jefferson , 28, who was black, died in her bedroom at 2:30 a.m., according to the All of Fort Worth must surround Atatiana Jefferson ’s family with prayers, love and support.” Amber Guyger, a Dallas police officer, shot and killed her neighbor in his apartment last year after

About three minutes later, two officers parked around the corner from the house, went into the backyard and, when Jefferson looked out the back window, one of them shot her.

Former Fort Worth Police Officer Aaron Dean was charged with murder Monday evening. Police said they do not know why Dean and the other officer did not announce themselves at the house or go to the front door.

About an hour before Dean was identified, Jefferson’s family held a news conference in Dallas about her death. On Sunday night, they stood next door to their home where Jefferson was shot; they were joined by several hundred people who chanted Jefferson’s name at a vigil in her honor.

At the news conference and vigil, the family and their attorney described Jefferson as a kind, nurturing woman who loved her family.

Jefferson attended Xavier University in Louisiana, where she majored in biology. She was considering going back to medical school, her family said.

Atatiana Jefferson 'yelled out in pain' after she was shot, officer's arrest warrant says

  Atatiana Jefferson 'yelled out in pain' after she was shot, officer's arrest warrant says This is a breaking news story and will be continuously updated. Atatiana Jefferson "yelled out in pain" after she was shot through the window by a Fort Worth police officer who was standing in her backyard, an arrest warrant affidavit shows. © Provided by TEGNA Inc.Jefferson, 28, died in her home early Saturday morning after a police officer shot her from outside her house. That officer, Aaron Dean, resigned from the Police Department on Monday morning before he could be fired, police officials said. He was arrested by a team of Fort Worth police officers around 6 p.m.

Jefferson was playing video games with her nephew shortly before Fort Worth officer Aaron Dean fired into Atatiana Jefferson , 28, was fatally shot by police responding to a welfare check at her home in the The database notes that 32 women have been killed by police officers this year; five of those

FORT WORTH — A former Fort Worth police officer who fatally shot a woman while she was at home playing video games over the weekend was A vigil on Sunday for Atatiana Jefferson , who was shot and killed by a police officer over the weekend.Credit Laura Buckman for The New York Times.

She worked in pharmaceutical equipment sales and her co-workers saw her as having integrity. She was dedicated to her family — so much so that she moved back home to help her mother, whose health was declining.

Her sister Ashley Carr read a statement from the family at Monday’s news conference. The family said Jefferson was smart, ambitious, kind and nurturing and committed to furthering her education.

“Any parent would be proud to call her a daughter, any sibling would be proud to call her a sister, any employer would be proud to call her an employee, any neighborhood would be proud to have her as a neighbor, and any city would be proud to call her a citizen,” her family said in their statement.

At Sunday’s vigil, the family’s attorney, Lee Merritt, said Jefferson was a tomboy who was better at video games than the guys she played against. When she ate fruit, she would stick the sticker on her forehead. She liked playing video games with her nephew.

“This is how she spent her life,” he said. “She was a lover of peace. She was a lover of her family.”

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Atatiana Jefferson's funeral to be held Thursday, family attorney says .
Atatiana Jefferson, the woman police fatally shot through the window of her Fort Worth home, will be laid to rest Thursday after a court ruled this week that the woman's father should be involved in her burial. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The services will begin at 11 a.m. (noon ET) at Concord Church in Dallas, family attorney Lee Merritt said.

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