Published: Sat, October 19, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Judge halts funeral plans for woman shot at home by officer

Judge halts funeral plans for woman shot at home by officer

S. Lee Merritt, a noted civil rights attorney is also representing Jefferson's family.

Police were known as to Jefferson's home early Saturday after a neighbor noticed her door modified into as soon as left starting up and grew involved, in accordance to initial experiences.

Barnes said he had not talked to Jefferson's family.

Thompson scheduled a hearing for Monday morning to determine whether the restraining order should continue. However, according to reports, Dean shot Jefferson within minutes of shouting, "Put your hands up!"

Jeff Halstead, a retired Fort Worth chief of police and police consultant, said there was nothing in the body camera footage released after the shooting suggests there was a crime happening.

Fort Worth Police Department officer Aaron York Dean is seen in a booking photo at the Tarrant County Jail in Fort Worth, Texas, October 14, 2019. Jefferson's nephew said that she pulled a handgun out of her purse and aimed at the window, after hearing noise around the apartment. "Show me your hands!" seconds before he opened fire, striking Jefferson.

The officer, 34-year-old Aaron Dean, did not identify himself as an officer before he fired into the woman's bedroom window, sparking national outrage and claims of excessive policing.

Jefferson had recently moved back home to Fort Worth to take care of her ailing mother.

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Amber Carr, Jefferson's older sister, said her son shared a special bond with his "Aunt Tay".

"Tay was love. And that smile?"

Jefferson's shooting Saturday in her home is the latest high-profile one in the Black Lives Matter era.

"The biggest thing is, anytime someone has to go through that, the last thing you want to have to worry about is trying to come up with the money for a funeral", said Barnes. "It was a tragic situation that happened".

Harrison Barnes of the Sacramento Kings along with his wife Brittany, have vowed to cover at least 90 percent of the costs for the service, while Malik Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles will provide the difference, according to The Dallas Morning News.

"Anytime you come into a community, you always have a piece of that community with you and you want to give back", he said.

Barnes, an 8-year National Basketball Association veteran, has ties to the area after he played for nearly three seasons with the Dallas Mavericks and said that he wanted to give back to the community during an interview with reporters.

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