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Fort Worth police fatally shot a woman inside her own home after a neighbor reported that her front door was open

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  • A white police officer fatally shot a black woman inside her own home on Saturday after they received a call about her open door, the Fort Worth Police Department said.
  • Authorities released body-camera footage showing that the officer approached her window, shouted "put your hands up! Show me your hands!" and fired a shot immediately.
  • The woman's neighbor who initially called police, James Smith, said he was shaken and angry with the way police responded to the incident.
  • "If I had never dialed the police department, she'd still be alive," Smith told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
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A white Fort Worth police officer fatally shot a black woman inside her own home on Saturday after her neighbor called authorities for a welfare check when he spotted her front door was left open.

The officers arrived at 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson's home around 2:25 a.m. on Saturday after receiving a call for an "open structure," according to a press release. While searching the home's perimeter, the officers spotted a person standing inside near a window, the release said.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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