FORT WORTH, Texas - 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.
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.
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.