Father Of Atatiana Jefferson Dies After Suffering Heart Attack

Laverne Higgins
November 11, 2019

The father of Atatiana Jefferson, a Texas woman who was fatally shot by a white Fort Worth police officer last month, has died, according to multiple reports.

Family spokesperson, Bruce Carter, said that Jefferson suffered a heart attack and died around 6:30 p.m. Saturday night at the Methodist Charlton Medical Center in Dallas.

She was watching her eight-year-old nephew on October 12, when a neighbor called the police to perform a wellness check because her front door was open at 2 a.m. "He just couldn't get back from what happened with his daughter".

Civil rights lawyer S. Lee Merritt, who is representing Jefferson's family, said on social media that he was "saddened" to learn of Marquis Jefferson's death and that "he knew and loved Atatiana Jefferson since she was born". "He just couldn't get back from what happened with his daughter".

"Her mother called me yesterday morning". A deal was eventually reached and the funeral was rescheduled. "She say, 'Tay was shot, '" he told KTVT-TV the day after the shooting. My daughter was 28.

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A convoy carrying women and children - dual US-Mexican citizens - ambushed and sprayed with hundreds of rounds of ammunition. She returned to her birthplace Colonia LeBaron 13 years ago after living in the United States for more than three decades.


"He was battling to be a part of her life to the end", Carter told CNN on Sunday. She had been playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew for several hours prior to cops' arrival.

Atatiana Jefferson's death came just weeks after Amber Guyger, a white Dallas police officer, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting Botham Jean, a black man, in his own home. Fort Worth officer Aaron Dean, 34, fired fatally into her bedroom window while conducting a wellness check.

Body-camera footage, released by the police and shared by multiple outlets, showed two officers walking around the side of the house as one officer approached a closed first-floor window with a flashlight.

She had been playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew in her home in the early morning hours of October 12 before being fatally shot by Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean through her bedroom window.

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