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White Texas cop fatally shoots black woman inside her home


Added 10-12-19 06:18:02pm EST - “The officer, who was in the backyard, felt threatened and pulled out his gun, the Fort Worth Police Department said in a statement.” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “White Texas cop fatally shoots black woman inside her home”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The cop was responding to a call for an “open structure” in Forth Worth at about 2:30 a.m. when he saw someone inside the home, standing near a window, CBS reported.

The officer, who was in the backyard, felt threatened and pulled out his gun, the Fort Worth Police Department said in a statement.

“Put your hands up. Show me your hands!” the officer can be heard yelling in bodycam footage before firing through the window, WFAA reported.

The resident — later identified as Atatiana Jefferson, 28 — was killed in the 3-second gunfire and pronounced dead at the scene.

A concerned neighbor had called the police after growing worried that the door was open and lights were on, the Dallas Morning News reported.

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