On Monday, a white policeman has shot dead a black woman in Texas, while she was playing a video game at home with her young nephew, accused of murder charges, informed Texas Police.
Texas Policeman Aaron Dean has gunned down the 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson from outside her property on Saturday, as she approached a window to probe noises outside.
The incident took place in less than two weeks a white policewoman was punished for killing a black man in his residence, near Dallas, has sparked a sign of anger in America, where so-called blue-on-black violence fired the rise of the Black Lives Matter Movement.
Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price told sources that “we are all heartbroken today. Atatiana was a beautiful, smart, amazing young woman by all accounts, who was unjustly taken from her family.”
She continued that an independent panel of experts would examine the incident, adding that “as a mother, a grandmother, a sister, an aunt, I can’t imagine anything worse and I’m so sorry.”
Texas Police has said that he had been charged with killing and was being retained in custody.
Fort Worth Interim Police Chief Ed Kraus has made Dean’s name public, and promised “a thorough and transparent and speedy investigation.”
Mr. Kraus said that “my intent was to meet with him today to terminate his employment with the Fort Worth Police Department. However, the officer tendered his resignation this morning before we met.”
On Monday, Jefferson’s brother Darius Carr has asked for immediate and tough action.
Mr. Carr told sources that “this man murdered someone.”
The shooting was reported after a neighbor called police officers to report that the front and side doors of Jefferson were lying ajar.
Video footage highlights two police officers with flashlights silently walking around the property before spotted someone standing inside near a window.
Family Attorney Lee Merritt has said that the victim had heard sounds in the backyard and had walked toward the window to probe when she was shot dead.
The victim’s 8-year-old nephew had been playing a video game with Jefferson, who is a pharmaceutical worker, when she was knocked down.
While releasing a hazy image of a gun found in the home that the Mayor later acknowledged as “irrelevant”, the Fort Worth Force has said that “perceiving a threat, the officer drew his duty weapon and fired one shot striking the person.”
Mr. Dean had been with the department since 2017, didn’t identify himself as a police officer before he opens fire, said police sources. In the video footage, the convict is heard saying in a rapid speech that it is troublesome to understand, “Put your hands up, show me your hands.” His speech is immediately followed by the sound of gunfire.
“here was no reason for her to be murdered. None.” said a GoFundMe Page, which has organized to assist the family with funeral expenses, “We must have justice.”
Several hundred mourners participated in a vigil in Fort Worth to honor Jefferson, reported local media, some shed tears, and others cried out loud in anger.
Michael Bell was quoted as he urges people in Fort Worth to “take it to the streets”.
He continued, “We’re not hugging them and giving them a Bible.”
The local sources alleged that Fort Worth Police had shot at leave seven innocent – six of them brutally – since June 1, although the department has yet not issued figures for that period.
Merritt has described the city police as “basically one of the deadliest police departments in the United States.”