Tarrant County District Attorney To Seek Murder Charge Against Aaron Dean

Austin York
October 18, 2019 - 4:37 pm

Fort Worth Police Department

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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - The Tarrant County District Attorney's Office said Friday they intend to seek a murder charge against former Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean, when they present the case to the grand jury.

Dean is accused of fatally shooting Atatiana Jefferson, in her Fort Worth home last weekend during a welfare check.

Jefferson was home playing video games with her nephew when they heard a noise in their back yard. She grabbed a handgun from her purse and walked toward a window. That's where Dean, who had entered her back yard investigating the call, ordered her to put her hands up before firing a single, fatal round.

Jefferson's funeral will be held at The Potter's House of Dallas at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Pastor T.D Jakes will deliver the eulogy and Rev. Al Sharpton is expected to give special remarks.