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US Former Fort Worth officer who shot Atatiana Jefferson refuses to speak with detectives about her death

02:30  16 october  2019
02:30  16 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.

Lawyer and family of Atatiana Jefferson , 28, demand answers over why officer shot so quickly The officer , who has been on the force since April 2018, was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation. Fort Worth police said they released bodycam footage to provide transparency, but

Aaron Dean, the officer who shot Ms. Jefferson in her own home, resigned hours before he was charged with murder. A memorial in front of the Fort Worth home of Atatiana Jefferson , who was shot and killed in her bedroom.CreditCreditIlana Panich-Linsman for The New York Times.

Detectives have seen body camera footage and heard an 8-year-old boy tell them how Atatiana Jefferson died but the officer who shot her has not shared his side of the story.

a man looking at the camera: Former Fort Worth Police officer Aaron Dean resigned from the force on Monday.© Fort Worth Police Department Former Fort Worth Police officer Aaron Dean resigned from the force on Monday.

Aaron Dean, a former Fort Worth police officer, was charged with murder after Jefferson was shot and killed through her window. He was arrested and released from jail within hours on Monday after posting a $200,000 bond.

Jim Lane, a Fort Worth attorney who is representing Dean, declined to comment on the case.

Here's what we learned from his arrest warrant:

Hundreds Gather In Fort Worth, Frustrated With Shooting Death Of Atatiana Jefferson

  Hundreds Gather In Fort Worth, Frustrated With Shooting Death Of Atatiana Jefferson Multiple people gathered in Fort Worth Sunday night — all speaking at different times, but spreading the same message of frustration and anger by the shooting death of 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson. © Provided by CBS Local, a division of CBS Radio IncJust before 2:30 a.m. Oct. 12, police responded to a welfare call in the 1200 block of E. Allen Avenue, where Jefferson’s neighbor reported there door had been left open.When officers arrived, they searched the perimeter of the house and saw a person standing inside the residence, near a window.

(CNN) -- The former Fort Worth police officer who fatally shot Atatiana Jefferson in her home Saturday morning was arrested and charged with murder The City of Fort Worth has much work to do to reform a brutal culture of policing.” Dean resigned earlier Monday. He was served a written

The Fort Worth police chief said he intended to fire Officer Aaron Dean before he resigned Monday. Atatiana Jefferson , a 28-year-old black woman, was shot and killed in her home by a white Fort Worth Cory Hughes, an activist speaking at the news conference, called for the officer who shot

Jefferson heard noises and pulled a gun from her purse

The 28-year-old woman was playing video games with her nephew in the back bedroom of the home when they heard noises coming from outside, the document says.

She then pulled her handgun from her purse, her nephew told police, and raised it. She was pointing it toward the window when she was shot and fell to the ground.

It's unclear how much time passed before Jefferson was shot or whether the nephew heard the officer's voice.

The former officer is not cooperating with detectives

Dean has declined to speak with investigators since Saturday, the warrant states.

He first refused to be interviewed by the detectives in the immediate aftermath of the shooting, and his attorneys told police that he was going to provide a written statement at a later date, according to the document.

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.

Aaron Dean, the officer who shot Atatiana Jefferson , resigned on Monday, hours before he was booked on murder charges. The police department has attempted to show residents that it is taking Jefferson ’s case seriously and that it understands the fury her death , as yet another example of a

The US police officer who shot dead a black woman in her bedroom on Saturday has been held and charged with murder. On Monday police chief Ed Kraus told reporters Mr Dean had resigned from the force. Atatiana Jefferson was killed after police responded to a non-emergency call from a neighbour.

In most police shootings, officers give an oral or written statement about what happened for an internal investigation, either immediately after the shooting or within 72 hours.

As Dean resigned from his job at the police department on Monday, he also declined to provide a written statement, the affidavit states.

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Interim Police Chief Ed Kraus confirmed that Dean has not been cooperating.

"I cannot tell you what he felt. He did not give a statement," Kraus said.

Other responding officer could not share many details

The second officer responding to Jefferson's home, Officer C. A. Darch, was with Dean when he went into the backyard.

During the shooting, Darch could only see Jefferson's face through the window because Dean was standing between her and the house, the warrant said.

Body camera video shows Dean approaching the window and firing a single shot but it doesn't show Darch within eyesight of her colleague.

CNN is attempting to reach Darch for comment.

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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