Fort Worth Police Officer Fatally Shoots Woman Inside Her Home

A white Fort Worth police officer fatally shot a black woman in her home early Saturday morning.

The woman has been identified as 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson.

Police say officers arrived at a home on East Allen Avenue around 2:30 a.m. Saturday after getting a call that the front door was open. Officers searched the outside of the home with flashlights and observed a person standing inside the home, near a window.

Body camera footage shows an officer yelled: “Put your hands up; show me your hands!”

“Perceiving a threat, the officer drew his duty weapon and fired one shot, striking the person inside the residence,” a police statement says.

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