FORT WORTH: A black woman was fatally shot by a white Fort Worth, Texas, officer inside her home early on Saturday after police were called to the residence for a welfare check, authorities said.

The shooting occurred after a neighbour called the police non-emergency line to report that the front door to the home was open, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

In body camera video released by police, two officers search the home from the outside with flashlights before one shouts, “Put your hands up, show me your hands.” One shot is then fired through a window.

Police said in a statement that the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office identified her as 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson.

The officer does not identify himself as police in the video.

Published in Dawn, October 14th, 2019