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Fort Worth police release body cam after officers shoot woman in her home

2019-10-14 21:56
The father of Atatiana Jefferson,  a 28-year-old woman who was fatally shot by police in her own home in Fort Worth on Saturday, says he cannot understand why this tragedy happened. "I mean it's senseless. My daughter… had her whole life in front of her," father Marquis Jefferson told CBS News. Atatiana was shot by a police officer who went to do a welfare check after a neighbor spotted the woman's front door was open late at night. Fort Worth Police Department arrived at the woman's home at 2:25 a.m. and one officer opened fire after seeing a figure at the window, which he perceived as a threat, Fort Worth police said in a statement. In the released bodycam video, the officer can be seen holding a flashlight and searching outside of the home. He sees something inside the house through a window, shouts "Put your hands up, show me your hands!" and immediately opens fire. "What the officer observed and why he did not announce police will be addressed as the investigation continues," Fort Worth Police Lt. Brandon O'Neil said.