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UPDATE: Police Officer Who Killed Atatiana Jefferson Has Been Arrested

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UPDATE: Police Officer Who Killed Atatiana Jefferson Has Been Arrested

UPDATE: Police Officer Who Killed Atatiana Jefferson Has Been Arrested

According to ABC affiliate Wfaa, the police officer who killed Atatiana Jefferson was arrested on a murder charge Monday.

RELATED: Police Officer Aaron Dean, Who Fatally Shot Atatiana Jefferson Resigns

The Associated Press reports that Dean was listed as an inmate in the Tarrant County Jail as of 6:50 p.m. Monday night, records show. No further details on his arrest were shared.

This comes just hours after interim police Chief Ed Kraus announced during a new confrence that Officer Aaron Dean resigned before he could be fired, “He resigned before his opportunity to cooperate” with the investigation, the chief said. AP reported that Dean resigned in a one-sentence letter, that read, “Effective immediately I am tendering my resignation from the Fort Worth Police Department.”

It was was released by the state’s largest police union, the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas.

As we previously reported, As we previously reported, a neighbor had called the police to do a welfare check around 2:30 am on Saturday because her front door was left open. Police said the officer saw someone near a window inside the home and drew his duty weapon and fired after “perceiving a threat.”

However, her family’s attorney, S Lee Merritt, said the unnamed officer’s bodycam footage showed the cop “didn’t have time to perceive a threat. That’s murder” The parents of the black 28-year-old aspiring doctor are now speaking out for the first time on her death, calling it ”senseless.”

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