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Father of black woman killed by white Texas officer dies

1 month 5 days 15 hours ago Saturday, November 09 2019 Nov 9, 2019 November 09, 2019 9:46 PM November 09, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The father of a black woman fatally shot by a white police officer inside her Fort Worth, Texas, home has died.

A spokesman for Marquis Jefferson, Bruce Carter, tells the Dallas Morning News that the father of Atatiana Jefferson suffered a heart attack and died Saturday night at a Dallas hospital. Carter tells KDFW that Jefferson "just couldn't get back from what happened with his daughter."

The 28-year-old Jefferson was killed last month after Fort Worth police went to her home for a welfare check. The officer, Aaron Dean, was charged with murder after resigning from the force.

After his daughter's death, Marquis Jefferson sought a temporary restraining order to gain control over the funeral arrangements from his daughter's aunt. A deal was eventually reached and the funeral was rescheduled.

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