In Fort Worth, Texas, outrage is growing after a white police officer shot and killed an African-American woman by shooting through the window of the woman’s home while responding to a non-emergency call for a wellness check. A neighbor had called the non-emergency line after seeing that 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson’s front door was open. When the police officer arrived, Jefferson and her 8-year-old nephew were playing video games. The officer shouted through Jefferson’s bedroom window to put her hands up, and then opened fire, killing her. She is the sixth person since June who has been killed by one of the police department’s officers. Her killing comes after white off-duty police officer Amber Guyger was convicted of murder for killing her black neighbor, Botham Jean, in his own apartment in Dallas. She said she shot him after mistaking his apartment for her own.
White Cop Kills Black Woman by Shooting Through Her Bedroom Window
HeadlineOct 14, 2019