Atatiana Jefferson Killed in Her Own Home by Cop While Babysitting Nephew
The African-American lady was shot and died on the scene in her private property. The Fort Worth Police Department has begun investing the case and also released a statement.
Early Saturday morning, a Fort Worth cop shot and killed a woman who was in her private property, NYPost noted.
The African-American Texas woman was killed in her home while babysitting her 8-year-old nephew.
About 2:30 a.m. on that day, the police acknowledged a welfare call in the 1200 block of E. Allen Avenue.
This is suspected race soldier, Aaron Dean- the man who killed #AtatianaJefferson in her home. Today he resigned from the Ft. Worth police department before he could be fired. So when is he going to be charged for murder?#SayHISname#AaronDean pic.twitter.com/DCMO1XruFm— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@tariqnasheed) October 14, 2019
The front door to the deceased's home was reportedly ajar. On the arrival of the officers, they investigated the surroundings of the house.
They sighted an individual standing inside the property beside a window, as described by Dallas News.
#UPDATE— Fort Worth Police (@fortworthpd) October 15, 2019
Aaron Dean was arrested by Fort Worth Police
on Oct. 14. Dean has been charged with
murder of Atatiana Jefferson. Dean is in
the Tarrant County Jail.
Interim @chiefkraus will schedule a News
Conference for Oct. 15 at Bob Bolen. That time has not been determined yet. pic.twitter.com/eRZfMWtgM4
According to the statement published on Saturday afternoon, the FWPD revealed that an officer suspected a threat then implemented his weapon.
The officer allegedly fired one shot, which hit and instantly killed Atatiana Jefferson, 28.
JUST IN: Officer involved in fatal shooting of Atatiana Jefferson in her home has resigned, chief says, and still faces potential criminal charges.— ABC News (@ABC) October 14, 2019
"Had the officer not resigned, I would have fired him for violations of several policies." https://t.co/BDAdgoaZ8i pic.twitter.com/pPKvF5GnMl
The released statement reads:
"Writing a statement like this is tragic and something that should never be necessary. A young woman has lost her life, leaving her family in unbelievable grief. All of Fort Worth must surround Atatiana Jefferson’s family with prayers, love, and support.
#AtatianaJefferson, 28.... Is yet another life added to the ever growing roster of Black lives senselessly taken for "living while Black". At home. Playing video games with her nephew. It cannot be excused. It cannot be prayed away... https://t.co/WChtUm95vv pic.twitter.com/GQwD4gzXdw— Viola Davis (@violadavis) October 14, 2019
The officer in question, a white male who worked in the FWPD since April 2018, has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation. He remains unidentified, as narrated by Madamenoire.
Chief Kraus and his command staff gave their word to oversee a detailed and critical investigation alongside clarity.