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Former Fort Worth Police Officer Aaron Dean has been arrested and charged with the murder of Atatiana Jefferson. He is being held at the Tarrant County Correction Center.
Dean resigned from the police department before the arrest.
The article went on to state the following:
The alleged murder took place very early Saturday morning when Dean was responding to a call from a neighbor who was concerned that Jefferson’s front door was open. Dean approached the house and when he saw Jefferson through a window he told her to raise her hands. According to police bodycam footage released to the public, Dean then waited less than two seconds before firing his gun and killing her.
Police released body camera footage that showed what happened moments before the shooting in the interest of transparency. The footage included blurry photos of a handgun inside the home.
Police were accused of trying to demonize Jefferson, 28.
“Fort Worth Interim Police Chief Ed Kraus admitted Monday that it was inappropriate to release the photos of the gun,” WTHR reports.
“That is something we’ve done in the past — to include the photograph of the firearm to show what the perceived threat may have been,” Kraus said during a press conference Monday. “In hindsight, it was a bad thing to do.”
Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price said, “Atatiana was in her own home, caring for her 8-year-old nephew. She was a victim. And she was taken from her family in circumstances that are truly unthinkable.”
Jefferson was playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew when the incident occurred, the family said.
BREAKING: Forth Worth police officer Aaron Dean who killed a woman by shooting through a window has been arrested and charged with murder
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Fort Worth officer has been arrested in murder of black woman shot though her window, police department confirms pic.twitter.com/n3cQMWbRYU
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