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Texas Police Officer Fatally Shoots Woman Inside Her Home | NBC Nightly News


WERE CALLED TO CHECK ON HER HOUSE. SHOOTING SPARKING ON HER HOUSE. SHOOTING SPARKING PROTESTS TONIGHT. SHOOTING SPARKING PROTESTS TONIGHT. HERE IS KATHY PARK. PROTESTS TONIGHT. HERE IS KATHY PARK.>>Reporter: JUST HERE IS KATHY PARK.>>Reporter: JUST RELEASED BODYCAM>>Reporter: JUST RELEASED BODYCAM FOOTAGE SHOWS THE RELEASED BODYCAM FOOTAGE SHOWS THE MOMENTS LEADING UP TO FOOTAGE SHOWS THE MOMENTS LEADING UP TO A DEADLY SHOOTING. MOMENTS LEADING UP TO A DEADLY SHOOTING. A FORT WORTH OFFICER A DEADLY SHOOTING. A FORT WORTH OFFICER IS SEEN WALKING AROUND A FORT WORTH OFFICER IS SEEN WALKING AROUND THE OUTSIDE OF A HOME IS SEEN WALKING AROUND THE OUTSIDE OF A HOME SHINING A FLASHLIGHT THE OUTSIDE OF A HOME SHINING A FLASHLIGHT ON THE WALLS AND SHINING A FLASHLIGHT ON THE WALLS AND WINDOWS FOR CLOSER ON THE WALLS AND WINDOWS FOR CLOSER PROCESSION. WINDOWS FOR CLOSER PROCESSION. HE STOPS. PROCESSION. HE STOPS. POINTS HIS FLASHLIGHT HE STOPS. POINTS HIS FLASHLIGHT AT A WINDOW AND DRAWS POINTS HIS FLASHLIGHT AT A WINDOW AND DRAWS HIS GUN PUT YOUR HANDS AT A WINDOW AND DRAWS HIS GUN PUT YOUR HANDS UP SHOW ME YOUR HANDS. HIS GUN PUT YOUR HANDS UP SHOW ME YOUR HANDS.>>FORT WORTH POLICE UP SHOW ME YOUR HANDS.>>FORT WORTH POLICE ISSUED A STATEMENT>>FORT WORTH POLICE ISSUED A STATEMENT SAYING THE OFFICER ISSUED A STATEMENT SAYING THE OFFICER PERCEIVED A THREAT SAYING THE OFFICER PERCEIVED A THREAT DREW THE WEAPON AND PERCEIVED A THREAT DREW THE WEAPON AND FIRED ONE SHOT DREW THE WEAPON AND FIRED ONE SHOT STRIKING 28-YEAR-OLD FIRED ONE SHOT STRIKING 28-YEAR-OLD MS. JEFFERSON. STRIKING 28-YEAR-OLD MS. JEFFERSON. POLICE SAY THEY MS. JEFFERSON. POLICE SAY THEY ENTERED TO PROVIDE POLICE SAY THEY ENTERED TO PROVIDE FIRST AID AND FOUND A ENTERED TO PROVIDE FIRST AID AND FOUND A FIREARM IN THE HOME. FIRST AID AND FOUND A FIREARM IN THE HOME. JEFFERSON DIED AT THE FIREARM IN THE HOME. JEFFERSON DIED AT THE SCENE. JEFFERSON DIED AT THE SCENE.>>15 MINUTES LATER I SCENE.>>15 MINUTES LATER I HEARD A LOUD NOISE.>>15 MINUTES LATER I HEARD A LOUD NOISE. AND I SAW FIVE OR TEN HEARD A LOUD NOISE. AND I SAW FIVE OR TEN POLICE OFFICERS AND I SAW FIVE OR TEN POLICE OFFICERS SURROUND THE HOUSE. POLICE OFFICERS SURROUND THE HOUSE. AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT SURROUND THE HOUSE. AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED ON THE INSIDE AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED ON THE INSIDE OF THE HOUSE PL. HAPPENED ON THE INSIDE OF THE HOUSE PL. ALL I KNOW IS MY OF THE HOUSE PL. ALL I KNOW IS MY NEIGHBOR IS DEAD. ALL I KNOW IS MY NEIGHBOR IS DEAD.>>JAMES SMITH SAID HE NEIGHBOR IS DEAD.>>JAMES SMITH SAID HE CALLED A NON-EMERGENCY>>JAMES SMITH SAID HE CALLED A NON-EMERGENCY NUMBER OUT OF CONCERN CALLED A NON-EMERGENCY NUMBER OUT OF CONCERN FOR HIS NEIGHBOR. NUMBER OUT OF CONCERN FOR HIS NEIGHBOR. ALL THE LIGHTS IN HER FOR HIS NEIGHBOR. ALL THE LIGHTS IN HER HOME WERE ON AND DOORS ALL THE LIGHTS IN HER HOME WERE ON AND DOORS OPENED. HOME WERE ON AND DOORS OPENED. SMITH BELIEVED SHE OPENED. SMITH BELIEVED SHE MIGHT STILL BE ALIVE SMITH BELIEVED SHE MIGHT STILL BE ALIVE IF HE NEVER DIALED FOR MIGHT STILL BE ALIVE IF HE NEVER DIALED FOR HELP. IF HE NEVER DIALED FOR HELP.>>IF YOU DON’T FEEL HELP.>>IF YOU DON’T FEEL SAFE WITH THE POLICE>>IF YOU DON’T FEEL SAFE WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, THEN WHO SAFE WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, THEN WHO DO YOU FEEL SAFE WITH? DEPARTMENT, THEN WHO DO YOU FEEL SAFE WITH? DO YOU JUST IGNORE DO YOU FEEL SAFE WITH? DO YOU JUST IGNORE CRIME OR IGNORE DO YOU JUST IGNORE CRIME OR IGNORE SOMETHING THAT’S NOT CRIME OR IGNORE SOMETHING THAT’S NOT RIGHT? SOMETHING THAT’S NOT RIGHT?>>Reporter: THE RIGHT?>>Reporter: THE UNIDENTIFIED OFFICER>>Reporter: THE UNIDENTIFIED OFFICER HAS BEEN WITH THE UNIDENTIFIED OFFICER HAS BEEN WITH THE DEPARTMENT SINCE APRIL HAS BEEN WITH THE DEPARTMENT SINCE APRIL 2018 IS NOW ON DEPARTMENT SINCE APRIL 2018 IS NOW ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE. 2018 IS NOW ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE. TONIGHT JEFFERSON’S ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE. TONIGHT JEFFERSON’S SISTER DEVASTATED. TONIGHT JEFFERSON’S SISTER DEVASTATED.>>I JUST DON’T SISTER DEVASTATED.>>I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND LIKE THESE>>I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND LIKE THESE ARE MEN THAT’S UNDERSTAND LIKE THESE ARE MEN THAT’S TRAINED. ARE MEN THAT’S TRAINED. WHAT KIND OF TRAINING TRAINED. WHAT KIND OF TRAINING IS THAT? WHAT KIND OF TRAINING IS THAT?>>KATHY DO WE KNOW IS THAT?>>KATHY DO WE KNOW WHAT THE POLICE SAY>>KATHY DO WE KNOW WHAT THE POLICE SAY THE OFFICER PERCEIVED WHAT THE POLICE SAY THE OFFICER PERCEIVED AS A THREAT. THE OFFICER PERCEIVED AS A THREAT.>>Reporter: THAT’S AS A THREAT.>>Reporter: THAT’S PART OF THE LARNGER>>Reporter: THAT’S PART OF THE LARNGER INVESTIGATION. PART OF THE LARNGER INVESTIGATION. STILL UNCLEAR WHY THE INVESTIGATION. STILL UNCLEAR WHY THE OFFICER REACTED THE STILL UNCLEAR WHY THE OFFICER REACTED THE WAY HE DID.

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