The father of Atatiana Jefferson, who was fatally shot in her home last month by a Fort Worth police officer, has died, according to multiple reports.
Marquis Jefferson, 58, suffered a heart attack and died Saturday night at Methodist Charlton Medical Center, family spokesman Bruce Carter said.
“Less than a month ago, he was working at El Centro, mentoring kids twice a week,” Carter told KXAS-TV (Channel 5). “He just couldn’t get back from what happened with his daughter.”
Atatiana Jefferson was shot and killed Oct. 12 in her home while she was playing video games with her nephew. Aaron Dean, who has since resigned from the Fort Worth Police Department, faces a murder charge in her death.
#Breaking Sources say the father of #AtatianaJefferson has passed. Just a month ago I sat down him. He was heartbroken over his daughter’s death, saying she had much going for her and something good has to come out of this. https://t.co/IMWfXGq9Uh @CBSDFW
— Erin Jones (@erinjonesnews) November 10, 2019
After her death, Marquis Jefferson became involved with a dispute with other family members over Atatiana’s funeral details. Her service took place Oct. 24 after a judge issued a temporary restraining order in her father’s favor.
Jefferson called his daughter’s death “senseless” a day after she was killed.
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Source: Dallas Morning News