Interim Fort Worth Police Chief Ed Kraus said it "makes sense" that Atatiana Jefferson would have a gun if she felt endangered by a stranger wandering in her backyard, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Why it matters: A witness account from her 8-year-old nephew and footage from Officer Aaron Dean's body camera indicate Jefferson, who had a license to carry, did nothing wrong before Dean allegedly killed her.
Context: Jefferson's nephew said the 2 were playing video games together when she heard noises outside of their room and grabbed her handgun from her purse. She pointed it toward the window before she was shot.
- Dean's body camera shows that officers went into Jefferson's backyard without identifying themselves as police. He shot through Jefferson's window seconds after instructing her to put her hands up.
- Dean was arrested and charged with murder shortly after resigning from his position on Monday.