Ft Worth Officer Charged With Murder After Killing Woman In Her Own Home
By Cam Edwards
The Fort Worth, Texas police officer who shot and killed a woman in her own home over the weekend has been charged with murder, according to prosecutors. 34-year old Aaron Dean has already been released from jail on bond, after spending about four hours behind bars Monday night.
Police bodycam video showed Dean approaching the door of the home where Atatiana Jefferson, 28, was caring for her 8-year-old nephew early Saturday. He then walked around the side of the house, pushed through a gate into the fenced-off backyard and fired through the glass a split-second after shouting at Jefferson to show her hands.
Dean resigned from the force Monday afternoon, just a few hours before the murder charges were formally filed. Fort Worth chief of police Ed Kraus said he planned on firing Dean, but the officer resigned before that could happen.
The bodycam footage released by the Fort Worth Police shows that Dean never identified himself as an officer before firing the shots that killed Atatiana Jefferson. Her family says that Jefferson was concerned about a noise outside her home and had gone to check on the sound when she was shot.
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