Atatiana Jefferson was shot and killed last month by now-former Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean during what was supposed to be a welfare check. "I think it just got the best of him". Police responded after a neighbor of Jefferson's called a non-emergency line and requested a well-being check after noticing her door was ajar and the lights were on.
Following the shooting, Marquis filed a restraining order to delay his daughter's funeral due to a family dispute. The funeral took place on October 24. "I mean it's senseless". She had been playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew for several hours prior to cops' arrival.
"He was battling to be a part of her life to the end", Carter told CNN on Sunday. The argument tends to center around black men, but Atatiana Jefferson was a black woman.
After Aaron and his partner circled the perimeter of Jefferson's home, she grabbed a handgun from her purse after hearing a noise.
Dean was charged with murder in Atatiana Jefferson's death. Body-worn camera footage shows Dean approach Jefferson's window and open fire nearly before he finishes shouting for Jefferson to put her hands up.
Atatiana Jefferson's death came just weeks after Amber Guyger, a white Dallas police officer, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting Botham Jean, a black man, in his own home.
Jefferson's father was referencing the hugs at Amber Guyger's murder trial, who was found convicted of murdering Botham Jean in his own home on September 6, 2018. "That's my one and only daughter", adding, "I'll never forget that".
She had been playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew in her home in the early morning hours of October 12 before being fatally shot by Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean through her bedroom window.