Man calls police for help, officers come just to shoot his neighbor to death
A black woman has been shot dead in her own home by a white police officer responding to a call for a welfare check in the US state of Texas.
Atatiana Jefferson was killed after a neighbour in Fort Worth phoned police to say he was worried because the 28-year-old’s front door had been left open.
In body cam footage released by the police, two responders can be seen using flashlights to search the home from outside before one is heard shouting through a window: “Put your hands up, show me your hands.”
A shot is then fired.
Ms Jefferson was pronounced dead at the scene in the early hours of Saturday. Her eight-year-old nephew is understood to also have been in the house at the time.
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