The father of a black woman fatally shot by a white police officer in her Fort Worth, Texas home died
Black father a woman fatally shot by a white police officer at her home in Fort Worth, Texas, has died.
Marquis Jefferson spokesman Bruce Carter tells Dallas Morning News that Athettian Jefferson's father suffered a heart attack and died Saturday night at a Dallas hospital. Carter tells KDFW that Jefferson "just can't get back from what happened to his daughter."
28-year-old Jefferson was killed last month after police went to her home for a welfare check. Fort Worth officer Aaron Dean was charged with murder after resigning from the force.
Following the death of his daughter, the Marquis Jefferson sought a temporary restraining order to gain control of the funeral arrangements of his aunt's daughter. Eventually a deal was made and the funeral was postponed.