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VIDEO of horrifying moment a white Texas police officer fatally shoots a black woman, 28, inside her own home after a neighbor called authorities because her front door was open

Atatiana Koquice Jefferson (pictured), 28, was fatally shot by an unidentified white police officer inside her home on Saturday morning

    • An unidentified white police officer in Fort Worth fatally shot a Atatiana Koquice Jefferson, 28, inside her own home on Saturday morning
    • Officers arrived at Jefferson's home after a neighbor reported seeing lights on and her front door open around 2.25am
    • Bodycam footage captured the moment the police officer investigated the perimeter before he saw a person standing near a window and fired his gun
    • Jefferson was fatally injured and died at the scene  
    • The officer has been placed on administrative leave while the incident is being investigated
    • Community members are outraged over the shooting incident and are calling for police reform 

A white police officer in TEXAS fatally shot a black woman inside her home after officers were called to do a welfare check, according to authorities. 

Atatiana Koquice Jefferson, 28, of Fort Worth was killed by an unidentified police officer with the Fort Worth Police Department on Saturday morning. 

62-year-old James Smith, Jefferson's neighbor, called the local non-emergency number after he noticed her front door was open and lights were on around 2.25am. 

He knew Jefferson was supposed to be home with her 8-year-old nephew. 

Atatiana Koquice Jefferson (pictured), 28, was fatally shot by an unidentified white police officer inside her home on Saturday morning

Atatiana Koquice Jefferson (pictured), 28, was fatally shot by an unidentified white police officer inside her home on Saturday morning 

'I'm shaken. I'm mad. I'm upset. And I feel it's partly my fault,' Smith told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.  

'If I had never dialed the police department, she'd still be alive.'

Fifteen minutes after authorities arrived to the scene, Smith heard a gunshot and watched several officers rush Jefferson's home. 

According to a statement from authorities, officers responded to Smith's call and arrived to the 1200 block of East Allen Avenue.

In police bodycam footage that has been released, the officer is seen walking around the perimeter of the home and looking through windows inside the residence. 

Bodycam footage of woman shot in own home by Fort Worth policeBodycam footage released by the Fort Worth Police Department show the moments leading up to Jefferson's death, specifically the police officer canvasing the perimeter of her home

Bodycam footage released by the Fort Worth Police Department show the moments leading up to Jefferson's death, specifically the police officer canvasing the perimeter of her home 

At one point the officer pulls out a flashlight when he approaches a dark area of the house and appears to gain entrance into her backyard. 

Seconds later the officer looks inside a dark window, draws his gun and yells, 'put your hands up! Show me your hands!'

He then shots at the victim almost immediately. 

While searching the home's exterior, the officer appears to gain entrance into Jefferson's backyard and uses a flashlight to look around the area

While searching the home's exterior, the officer appears to gain entrance into Jefferson's backyard and uses a flashlight to look around the area

Noticing a figure inside the home, the officer tells the Jefferson to 'put your hands up' before fatally shooting her

Noticing a figure inside the home, the officer tells the Jefferson to 'put your hands up' before fatally shooting her 

Authorities say the officer perceived a threat and after firing his weapon went inside the home to administer emergency care. 

The statement says officers found a firearm, but it was not revealed if Jefferson was anywhere near the weapon at the time of the incident. 

Jefferson succumbed to her injuries and died at the scene. 

Authorities found a firearm inside Jefferson's home, but it was not revealed if the weapon was near her at the time of the shooting

Authorities found a firearm inside Jefferson's home, but it was not revealed if the weapon was near her at the time of the shooting 

Jefferson (pictured) received medical treatment from on-site officers, but succumbed to her injuries at the scene

Jefferson (pictured) received medical treatment from on-site officers, but succumbed to her injuries at the scene

The officer, who began his work with the department in April 2018, has been placed on administrative leave following the incident.

The Fort Worth Police Major Crime unit, Internal Affairs and the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Law Enforcement Incident Team are conducting an investigation into the shooting.

The department ended their statement by expressing their sadness over the violent incident. 

'The Fort Worth Police Department shares the deep concerns of the public and is committed to completing an extremely thorough investigation of this critical police incident to its resolution.'

Jefferson was shot inside her home (pictured) at the 1200 block of East Allen Avenue in Fort Worth, Texas

Jefferson was shot inside her home (pictured) at the 1200 block of East Allen Avenue in Fort Worth, Texas 

Smith is heartbroken over Jefferson's death. 

'It makes you not want to call the police department,' he told Fort Worth Star-Telegram. 

'If you don't feel safe with the police department, then who do you feel safe with? Do you just ignore crime or ignore something that's not right?'

'They tell you, 'If you see something, say something. ...Well, if you do that and it costs somebody to lose their life, it makes you not want to do that. And that's sad.'

Community members are outraged over Jefferson's sudden death and are calling for action. 

Pastor Michael Bell of the Greater St. Stephen First Church laid bare his criticisms of the police department statements, according to WFAA reporter Cleo Greene. 

Pictured: the press release statement detailing the incident between Jefferson and the officer

Pictured: the press release statement detailing the incident between Jefferson and the officer 

Bell said in the Twitter VIDEO: 'We're tied of police lying. Ain't no perceived threat unless it's black folk. Just our presence... are we the threat?'   

'Let's tell it what it is,' one community member said in a separate video, 'she was massacred in her own house.'

'Don't let this rest... where we get all up in arms for about two or three weeks and we go back to business as usual. 

'We are still being murdered by the police. Something has to be done and done right away.'

The investigation is ongoing.   

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Comment by rashid rourk on October 19, 2019 at 5:49pm

It was a non emergency call, they didn't have their sirens on, never announced themselves and never knocked on the door. Either the nephew or the Woman heard a noise and she went for her gun. The neighbor called at 10 PM , they didn't arrive until 2AM. There's no justification for the cop's actions...

Comment by Danny Ortiz on October 19, 2019 at 9:23am

She pointed the gun and got killed for it...

case closed!

tragic yes...

Comment by loinsworth sankarsingh on October 15, 2019 at 3:04pm
The eight year old boy admitted to the police that she pointed the gun through the window at the police. What would you do if someone appeared in front of of you and pointed a gun at you? She didn't say anything to them either. You have no cover and incoming fire is imminent. So what do you do?
Comment by Robert on October 15, 2019 at 3:02pm
My brothers & sisters pray for the Lord's protection day in and day out. Police are shooting us in our homes. Inner city crime is killing us ,2000 brothers killed in Chicago alone this year so far.
And I haven't mentioned the other statistics of other cities like LA, Baltimore, St Louis ,New York, Washington DC.
Comment by vaughn mitchell on October 14, 2019 at 3:12pm
That b**** cop quit the force, why is he not on handcuffs? Because he is white. He should be arrested, he shot thru a window, without identifying himself as a cop. Then a gun suddenly appear on her bed, like what does it matter she has a gun permit.
Comment by Sue Dorn on October 13, 2019 at 11:28pm

Such a sad event. Sorry for their loss. He needs to be relieved of his duty forever. If you are going to take someones life in their own home, you do not need to be a peace officer.  POLICEMAN OR WOMEN.

Comment by EAGLE on October 13, 2019 at 8:32pm
Same crap every 6 months or so in various regions throughout the US. In TX its a open carry state what relevance is the gun when he was probing in her yard never announced himself. If she had shot him her ass be in jail and charged with capitol murder regardless of whether she said it was self defense. How and why the hell do these white SOB always say they feel threatned and continue to get away with it. I feel more threatned by them when they pull me over. It time for this crap to stop. He openly murdered this young lady and should be tried accordingly and give his ass the death penality like TX would to if she has done the same
Comment by vaughn mitchell on October 13, 2019 at 8:13pm
Where is Trump, on police reform? His answer key the states handle it. His right hand fired senator Jeff Sessions, rolled back all the police reform that Obama, had put in place. Oh, the racist whites, and Coons, will start with crimes in Chicago, and black on black crime.
Comment by vaughn mitchell on October 13, 2019 at 8:09pm
Let's see if this judge hugs this killer. Now, they are brininging her gun in the situation, like it's not legally to own a handgun.
Comment by Lu on October 13, 2019 at 3:59pm

Oh, Now you'll want POLICE REFORM....

BUT WE DIDN'T NEED REFORM FROM ALL THAT CONFOUNDED HUGGING IN THE COURTROOM....

BOY, I FEAR THESE COONS MORE THAN THE SLAVE MASTERS GENERATIONAL CURSED PEOPLE. 

SELAH 

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