Access Unlocked DFW Saturday October 12, 2019 Around 2:25 early Saturday morning, officers were dispatched for a welfare check in the Fort Worth, Texas Hillside Morningside community located on the 1200 block of Allen Avenue.
After approaching the home and not identifying himself as the police, a white officer shot through a bedroom window, killing twenty-eight (28) year-old Atatiana Jefferson.
At the time of the incident, the African American woman was home from college taking care of her grandparents and playing video games with her eight (8) year-old nephew when she was murdered.
Bodycam footage was released showing the officer saying “Put your hands up! Show me your hands!” just seconds before shooting, with no announcement stating he was a law enforcement official.
The name of the officer who shot and killed Jefferson has not been released but he is currently on administrative leave.