Atatiana Jefferson’s Father Has Passed Away

Atatiana Jefferson’s father dies less than a month after his daughter was shot by a Fort Worth police officer

Father of black woman killed by police in her Fort Worth home dies

The father of Atatiana Jefferson, the 28-year-old woman who was tragically shot in her own home by a Fort Worth police officer last month, has died.

He was rushed to a hospital in Dallas, a 30-minute drive east of Forth Worth, where he was officially pronounced dead, family spokesperson Bruce Carter said, according to WFAA news station. "I don't know what else to say", Carter told the outlet.

The officer was charged with murder in the October 12 shooting death of 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson - a case that has drawn national attention.

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Carter told KDFW-TV that Marquis Jefferson had been battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an inflammatory lung condition that obstructs airflow and makes breathing more hard.

Carter told KDFW that Jefferson had been battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and was under a lot of stress in the few weeks since his daughter's death. "He just couldn't get back from what happened with his daughter".

As rolling out previously reported, Atatiana Jefferson, a pre-med graduate of Xavier University in New Orleans, had recently moved in with her ailing mother in Fort Worth.

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Jefferson's nephew later told investigators that his aunt "heard noises coming from outside" as the two were playing video games and "took her handgun from her purse" before she was shot through the window. "I mean it's senseless". A concerned neighbor had contacted police after seeing the door to Jefferson's home was open. My daughter was 28 years old.

Officer Aaron Dean was forced to resign and is now facing a murder charge for the incident.

Dean's body cam footage showed the moment he approached Jefferson's home, and opened fire through a window. "That's my one and only daughter", adding, "I'll never forget that".

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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.

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