TSR Updatez: The Fort Price police officer who fatally shot Atatiana Jefferson in her house has been arrested and charged with homicide.
Aaron Dean has been booked into the Tarrant County Jail. His bond has not been set, in keeping with CBS DFW. Earlier at the moment it was introduced that he resigned from the Forth Price Police Division earlier than he might be fired following the deadly capturing.
Jefferson’s household referred to as for police to research her loss of life on Monday throughout a press convention and put strain on them to look into the mishandling of the preliminary police name that resulted in it.
Dean shot and killed Jefferson in her house whereas responding to a welfare examine early Saturday morning. Jefferson’s neighbor, James Smith, had referred to as the division’s non-emergency quantity after noticing that the entrance door of Jefferson’s house had been left open since about 10 p.m. Friday.
Police mentioned in an announcement Saturday that the officer who shot her had perceived a risk and drew his weapon whereas checking the house. Dean fired as soon as, hanging her.
In an announcement launched Monday afternoon, Fort Price Mayor Betsy Value addressed each Jefferson’s neighbor and nephew: “To Mr. James Smith, I do know you might be hurting at the moment as nicely. You referred to as police to examine in your neighbor since you cared about her security and wellbeing. You had been being a beautiful neighbor and doing the suitable factor to verify she was okay. You might be the kind of individual all of us need residing subsequent door, watching out for us. Atatiana’s loss of life has eroded your personal your sense of security and belief in regulation enforcement. I’m actually sorry. To Atatiana’s nephew, who has witnessed an unspeakable loss — sorry doesn’t actually reduce it. This complete metropolis must encompass him with prayers, assist, and something his household wants,” Value mentioned.
We are going to maintain you posted on updates concerning Dean’s case and we proceed to ship prayers to Jefferson’s household throughout this time.