Fort Worth planning to rename portion of I-35W after Atatiana Jefferson

The Fort Worth city council wants to name part of a highway after a woman who was shot to death by a police officer.

The city approved naming Interstate 35W between Allen Avenue and Highway 287 in honor of Atatiana Jefferson.

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It’s been nearly two years since 28-year-old Jefferson was shot and killed inside her mother’s south Fort Worth home.

The officer, Aaron Dean, was responding to a call for a welfare check. He shot her through a backyard window.

Dean was fired and charged with murder. He has not yet gone to trial.

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The Texas Department of Transportation will make the final call on renaming that portion of I-35W.

If TxDOT approves the change, Fort Worth will pay for it.

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