Mother of Atatiana Jefferson, the young woman slain in her home by a Texas police officer in October of last year, has died in the same residence her daughter was shot.
Yolanda Carr, 55, had reportedly been trying to overcome a longterm illness.
The Dallas Morning News reports that medics were called to 1200 block of East Allen Avenue, the family home in Fort Worth, on Thursday morning.
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The medical examiner of Tarrant County is yet to release the report on the cause of Carr’s death.
Carr’s death comes barely four months after her daughter’s and some three months after the father of Atatiana.
On October 12, 2019, an officer called on the Fort Worth home in pursuance of a wellness check request around 2:30 a.m. A neighbor had called the police after noticing the doors opened and lights on in Atatiana’s home.
Atatiana had been playing video games with her nephew of 8. The nephew told police that her aunt grabbed a handgun after hearing noises outside and pointed toward the window.
The officer who had come to check on the home shot through the window after ordering her to put her hands up. Officer Aaron Dean was later indicted on a murder charge.
A month after the incident, Marquis Jefferson, Atatiana’s father of 58, suffered a fatal heart attack and died.