A Fort Worth police officer shot and killed a woman inside her own home early Saturday while responding to a call, officials said.
Well that escalated quickly
Officers responded to an “open structure” call around 2:25 a.m. near the 1200 block of East Allen Avenue, east of Interstate 35W, Fort Worth police said.
Body-camera footage shows the officer standing outside the front door of the home before walking around the side of the house and opening a gate to the backyard. The officer was in the backyard when he turned toward the window and shouted.
“Put your hands up. Show me your hands!” the officer yelled before firing once through the window, the bodycam footage shows.
Officials said the officer shot through the window “perceiving a threat.”
I guess she moved her facial muscle in a furtive manner while doing nothing but standing inside her own home. Doing nothing. Doing nothing even illegal.
Atatiana Jefferson, 28, was killed in a bedroom, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office.
Jefferson was black. Fort Worth police officials have not released the officer’s name but say he is white. No idea why that matters..
The officer has been placed on administrative leave. He has been on the Fort Worth Police Department since April 2018, officials said.
James Smith said he called the non-emergency police number to request a welfare check at his neighbor’s house. He said he saw the lights on and the front door open.
Thanks for caring Jimmy.. She was in considerably better shape before the local peace officer came and protected and served the hell out of her.
Bodycam footage shows a screen door closed but the front door open at the house. The lights were on inside. The officer did not appear to knock and could not be heard announcing himself at the doorway.