Father of Atatiana Jefferson Dies Weeks After She Was Killed by Fort Worth Police Officer in Her Own Home

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.

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