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White police officer fatally shoots black woman in her own home on a welfare check


There was no evidence of criminal activity

Fort Worth Police body cam footage of a welfare check during which an officer shot and killed the resident of the home. (Image source: WFAA-TV video screenshot)

A black woman in Fort Worth, Texas, was shot and killed in her own home Saturday morning by a police officer who was responding to a welfare call from a neighbor, CNN reported.

The victim was 28-year-old Atatiana Koquice Jefferson. Police came to her home after her neighbor, James Smith, called the non-emergency line around 2 a.m. because he saw that Jefferson's front door was open. He was concerned for her safety, and now said he feels regret for having called police.

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