Atatiana Jefferson Wiki
Atatiana Jefferson was shot and killed by a Fort Worth police offer around 2 a.m. on October 12, 2019. She was inside her home and was shot through her bedroom window, according to bodycam footage and the medical examiner’s report. The shooting happened just weeks after a Dallas police officer, Amber Guyger, was found guilty of murder after accidentally shooting Botham Jean when she mistook his apartment for her own. Guyger was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Days after her sentencing, a witness in her trial, Joshua Brown, was shot to death in what police said was a drug deal gone bad. The name of the Fort Worth officer who shot Jefferson has not been released.
Atiatiana Jefferson Education
Atiatiana Jefferson Worked At the Xavier University of Louisiana, where she also studied biology and majored in chemistry with a minor in pre-med.
Atatiana Jefferson’s Backyard & Shot Her Through Her Bedroom Window
The police officer, whose name has not been released, was in Atatiana Jefferson’s backyard around 2:25 a.m. on October 12 and shot her through her window, killing her, WFAA reported. Jefferson’s name was released by officials and local media.
The officer responded to a call that there was an open door in the house in the 1200 block of East Allen Avenue in Fort Worth, Texas. Below is a map with the approximate location of the shooting.
The officer began by standing outside the open main door, where the screen was closed, and then walked to the side of the house. The house lights were on when the officer arrived. The video does not show the officer advertising at the door or knocking.
The officer opened a door to the backyard, entered the backyard and turned on a light in different parts of the exterior of the house. He saw a person watching him from inside the house and shouted from the backyard: “Raise your hands. Show me your hands!”
The officer then shot through the window.
Officials said the officer “perceived a threat,” WFAA noted. . Fort Worth police said there was a firearm in the residence, but they didn’t say if the officer saw the firearm or not, WFAA noted.
According to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office, Jefferson was in her bedroom when she was shot.
Atatiana Jefferson Bodycam Footage Shows the Shooting
Police released the bodycame footage of the shooting. The full raw footage is embedded below, as released by the police.
In their statement, the Fort Worth Police said, in part: “The individual, a black female, who resides at the residence succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased on the scene. The officer, a white male who has been with the department since April of 2018, has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome [of] the critical police incident investigation.”