(Reuters) – A white police officer in Fort Worth, Texas was charged with murder after he shot dead a 28-year-old black woman inside her home, multiple media outlets reported on Monday.
Atatiana Jefferson was killed on Saturday at 2:30 a.m. by a single shot from officer Aaron Dean when he fired through a window into her home as she cared for her 8-year-old nephew.
Dean was responding to a call from a concerned neighbor who said Jefferson’s door was open.
Dean resigned on Monday before Fort Worth Police Chief Edwin Kraus could fire him.
(Writing By Cynthia Osterman; Editing by Darren Schuettler)