Street in Fort Worth to be renamed in honor of Atatiana Jefferson

The Fort Worth City Council will honor a woman killed by a police officer last year.

A stretch of Allen Avenue in the Hillside and Morningside neighborhood will be renamed for Atatiana Jefferson.

Just over one year ago, she was shot and killed by a police officer checking on an open door at her home.

She was seen with a gun in her hand but it was in her own home after she reportedly heard noises that may have been the officers outside. They did not announce their presence.

Fort Worth Officer Aaron Dean was fired and charged with her murder.

Councilmembers voted unanimously in favor of naming the street Atatiana Jefferson Memorial Parkway.