Aaron Dean Bio
Aaron Dean was a Fort Worth Police officer who fatally shot Atatiana Jefferson inside a house. His birth name is Aaron York Dean. He comes from a large family with five siblings.
Aaron Dean’s Age
He is 35 years old as of 2019
Aaron Dean’s Education
Dean graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a physics degree in 2011. He graduated from the Fort Worth Police Academy with the Class of 145.
Aaron Dean’s Career
He joined the police department in August 2017 and was commissioned in April 2018. It’s not yet known what career he had before he was with the police department.
Who is Atatiana Jefferson? – Bio
Atatiana Jefferson was a 28 Years Old human resources worker who fatally shot by Fort Worth Police officer Aaron Dean.
She graduates from Xavier Univ and living in Fort Worth with her grandparent and 8-year-old nephew.
Aaron Dean Shot Atatiana Jefferson
, on 12 October, Saturday morning police received a welfare call from the neighbourhood of Hillside Morning side, noting that the front door to someone’s home was open.
James Smith, the neighbor who made the call, told WFAA that he called a non-emergency police number to ask for a welfare check. He was concerned because the lights were on and the front door was open.
James Smith said he saw the lights on and front doors open at his neighbor’s home overnight. He said he called a non emergency number for a wellness check. Smith said minutes later he heard a gunshot. @wfaa pic.twitter.com/7XYsVBCFz2
— Cleo Greene (@cgreeneWFAA) October 12, 2019
As shown on the bodycam footage, the officer arrived after 2 in the morning and stood outside the open front door.
The lights in the house were on inside when the officer arrived. The video does not show the officer announcing himself at the doorway or knocking.
Fort Worth Police later acknowledged in a press conference that the officer did not announce he was with the police and they are investigating why.
The officer then walked to the side of the house, opened the gate, and walked into the backyard, shining light all around.
He saw someone through a house window inside the home, and yelled, Put your hands up. Show me your hands! The officer then shot through the window. Officials said he perceived a threat.
According to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office, Jefferson was in her bedroom when she was shot.
Officer Involved Shooting – Oct. 12, 2019 pic.twitter.com/tCvn4nySjg
— Fort Worth Police (@fortworthpd) October 12, 2019
According to Jefferson’s family, prior to police arriving at her home, she was playing video games in her home with her nephew.