Update 01/12/2020 1:24pm:
In what is sad news, the mother of Atatiana Jefferson — the woman who was shot in her Fort Worth, Texas home, has passed away in the same home her daughter was killed in.
The cause of Yolanda Carr’s death is currently unknown, but family lawyer Lee Merritt said the family has “been reeling from one tragedy to the next.” Initially, Atatiana Jefferson moved in with her mom to take care of her while she was sick. Carr was reportedly getting treatment for congestive heart failure.
source: NBC DFW
Update 11/10/2019 1:49pm:
According to reports, the father of Atatiana Jefferson—Marquis Jefferson suffered a heart attack this past Saturday night, which caused him to pass away.
Bruce Carter—a spokesperson for the Jefferson family told the news “Less than a month ago, he was working at El Centro, mentoring kids twice a week. He just couldn’t get back from what happened with his daughter.”
Since the unfortunate death of his daughter Atatiana Jefferson, the officer who fired the shot was forced to resign and is facing a murder charge.
source: Dallas Morning News
Original 10/14/2019 7:13pm:
Texas police are under fire yet again for another murder of an unarmed black person in their home. This time, Fort Worth Police shot and killed 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson in her home just around 2:30 AM CST after police were called for a wellness check by a neighbor who saw her front door was left open.
Jefferson's parents spoke with CBS News about their daughter's unprovoked slaying and her father, Marquis Jefferson, condemned the police department and emphatically stated, “unlike Botham Jean, I don’t want no hug. That’s my one and only daughter,” adding, “I’ll never forget that.”