Body camera reenactment shows Fort Worth officer’s path to Atatiana Jefferson’s window

FORT WORTH -- Dallas-area television station WFAA put together a side-by-side comparison of the footage taken from a body camera worn by then-Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean on the night he fatally shot Atatiana Jefferson Saturday night with a diagram of Jefferson's house.

Dean was charged Monday night with murder in the incident.

According to WFAA:

  • In the video, on the left side of the screen, you see a diagram of the house and a graphic of the officer’s movement — matching with the body camera video.
  • At the 2:31:42 mark of the video, the body camera video shows the officer checking the front door of Atatiana Jefferson's house.
  • You see the screen door closed, but the other door is open.
  • From there, the officer walks to the right – to the east side of the house. You see the white car parked under the carport.
  • The officer walks up to the side door.
  • That screen door is also closed.
  • And the main door is open, so the officer can see into the house.
  • When the officer gets to the back of the house, there’s a blue car parked in front of the garage.
  • He turns on his flashlight and checks the gate to the backyard.
  • That’s at the 2:32:24 mark of the video, 42 seconds since he checked the front door.
  • The officer has yet to identify himself as police.
  • At 2:32:48 seconds, the officer opens the gate and walks into the backyard. You see the air-conditioner unit at the back of the house.
  • Just eight seconds later, you see the officer walk to the window at the back of the house. Jefferson is standing on the other side of that window.
  • You hear the officer yell, “Put your hands up! Let me see your hands.”
  • He immediately fires the single shot through the window – killing Jefferson.

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