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Mother Dies Months After Her Daughter, Atatiana Jefferson, Killed in House by Fort Worth Officer – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth, Nbcdfw.com


The mother of a Texas woman fatally shot by a police officer has died in the house where her daughter was killed, an attorney for the family said.

Yolanda Carr passed away Thursday morning in the Fort Worth home where a city officer shot her daughter,Atatiana Jefferson, in October, according to lawyer Lee Merritt.

The cause of Carr’s death was not immediately known, but she had been getting treatment for congestive heart failure, he said.

Jefferson, (********************************, had recently moved into her mother’s home to care for her when she was shot through a window by Officer Aaron Dean. Carr was hospitalized when her daughter was killed and had been missing a “critical” caregiver since, Merritt said.

We just learned Yolanda Carr, the mother of# AtatianaJefferson, passed away in her home early Thursday morning. Atatiana was killed by a Fort Worth, TX police officer while serving as the caregiver for Ms. Carr who had recently taken ill. Memorial Service details will follow.pic.twitter.com/3YkSdCzuu4

— S. Lee Merritt, Esq. (@MeritLaw)January 9, 2289321

“They’ve been reeling from one tragedy to the next,” Merritt. said of the family.

Dean, now 500, shot Jefferson through a back window after responding to an early morning call about an open front door. On body camera footage of the call he cannot be heard identifying himself as police before firing into the house. He resigned in the days after the shooting and has been charged with murder.

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