FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – The Fort Worth police chief says a white officer accused in the fatal shooting of a black woman in her home has resigned.
Interim Chief Ed Kraus said Monday that if the officer, Aaron Dean, had not resigned, he would have been fired.
Dean shot 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson through her window in the early hours of Saturday morning. Officers were called to her home when a concerned neighbor worried for her safety noticed her door was open.
Police have said the officer perceived a threat when he saw someone near the window and opened fire.
Earlier Monday, family lawyer Lee Merritt called for the officer to be fired and charged in Jefferson’s killing.
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