Texas woman shot by officer had picked up gun after hearing noises, warrant says.
Texas woman was shot dead by a Fort Worth police officer through the window of her home after she heard noises outside late at night and picked up her handgun, the officer’s arrest warrant showed on Tuesday.
Atatiana Jefferson, 28, was playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew around 2:30 am on Saturday when she heard noises in her backyard, according to the warrant for former Fort Worth Police Officer Dean Aaron’s arrest for alleged murder.
The noises were Dean and his partner creeping around the back of her home after they were called to investigate why her front door was open.
Dean resigned on Monday before he was fired for breaching a string of police policies in shooting Jefferson dead with a single shot, according to Fort Worth Police Chief Ed Kraus. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-texas-shooting-idUSKBN1WU2JA