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Black woman shot dead in her Texas home by white police officer, leading to his resignation and possible charges looming


This news story was published on October 14, 2019.
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FORT WORTH, TEXAS – A white police officer in Texas who shot and killed a black woman in her own home over the weekend has resigned from his job, and many are calling for charges to be brought against the man.

On Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, the Fort Worth Police Department responded to a call for service that resulted in the loss of a life. That agency says “all evidence, witness statements, body camera footage, and any other available evidence is being collected and collated to ultimately be presented to the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office to determine the final outcome.”

Near 2:25 AM, Fort Worth Police Central Division officers responded to a call for service in the 1200 block of E. Allen Ave. Details stated the front door to the residence was open. Responding officers searched the perimeter of the house and observed a person standing inside the residence near a window. Perceiving a threat, the officer – Aaron Dean – drew his duty weapon and fired one shot striking the person inside the residence. Officers entered the residence locating the individual and a firearm and began providing emergency medical care.

The individual – Atatiana Jefferson, a black female who resides at the residence – succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased on the scene. The officer, Aaron Dean, has been with the department since April of 2018, and has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome the critical police incident investigation. The Fort Worth Police Major Case unit, Internal Affairs unit and the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Law Enforcement Incident Team were notified and made the scene to conduct their aspect of the investigation to ensure all information and evidence was captured and preserved.

The Fort Worth Police Department released available body camera footage after the incident.

Aaron Dean has reportedly quit his job as a Fort Worth police officer. At a press conference today, the chief of police, Ed Kraus, said Dean could face criminal charges as well as possible civil rights violations.

“Had the officer not resigned, I would have fired him for violations for several policies, including our use of force policy, our de-escalation policy and unprofessional conduct,” Kraus said.

Jefferson was home babysitting a child that night as a neighbor called police due to the open front door.

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9 Responses to Black woman shot dead in her Texas home by white police officer, leading to his resignation and possible charges looming

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 17, 2019 at 6:57 am

    Now it comes out there is a eye witness that saw her point her gun at the officer. That is a good way to end up dead.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 18, 2019 at 9:39 am

      She picked up her gun because she heard someone outside her house. There was no warning from the police that they were there. She saw a man looking in her window and pointed at him. Remember ‘stand your ground’ that you right wingers are so passionate about? She stood her ground and was shot for it. Why didn’t the cop yell “Police”?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 18, 2019 at 9:41 am

        Better yet, why didn’t they knock on the front door upon arriving and identify themselves?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 15, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    if everyone is equal why is race even indicated? oh cuz its the best way to start shit! bad shoot to quick on the trigger. if anything this story shows why you mind you own business and never ever call the cops. 95% of the time things can be worked out without them and 100% of the time you can avoid or walk away from things if it isnt violent. no excuse to call pd over some other persons open front door. mind your own business, dont tattle tale…. first lessons you learn as a child you can not outgrow them they are timeless meaningful and valued concepts.

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      Blue Line Reply Report comment

      October 17, 2019 at 9:09 am

      Thanks for setting the record straight. It’s always nice to hear from an eyewitness, Internal Affairs officer, such as yourself.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 15, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    I do not know what angers me the most – that this incompetent fool was allowed to walk the beat, or that this local crime story became national news because of the Magic Color Combination.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 15, 2019 at 12:40 pm

      Our Editor copies and pastes race baiting stories to entice readers and generate controversy in order to earn “clicks” to pay his bills. EZ sleezy money honey.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 15, 2019 at 4:11 pm

        well this “racebait” was all over national MSM so he is in good company!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 18, 2019 at 7:15 am

      I think you captured it in a very accurate nutshell.