[Breaking news update, published at 12:34 p.m. ET]
Fort Worth Interim Police Chief Ed Kraus apologized Tuesday for the killing of Atatiana Jefferson in her home by a Fort Worth officer.
"I'm deeply sorry for what occurred," Kraus said at a news conference.
"Human life is a precious thing and should not have been taken from Ms. Jefferson," he said. "This incident has eroded the trust that we have built with our community and we must now work even harder to ensure that trust is restored."
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Atatiana Jefferson, 28, was killed in her home by Aaron Dean, a Fort Worth police officer who has since resigned from the force and been charged with murder, on Saturday just after 2:30 a.m.
Jefferson's eight-year-old nephew told police they were playing video games, and when Jefferson heard a noise outside, she grabbed a handgun from her purse and pointed it "toward the window."
Dean was responding to a wellness check at 2:25 a.m. after a neighbor called a...
Officer Aaron Dean charged with murder after Atatiana Jefferson, 28, was killed insider her home by shot fired through a window
The interim Fort Worth police chief said on Tuesday there was “absolutely no excuse” for a white officer’s fatal shooting of a black woman inside her home.
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