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The funeral for Atatiana Jefferson, the Dallas pre-med student who was killed by a cop in her own home, is set for Thursday. The funeral was postponed for a week due to a family dispute.

Jefferson, 28, was fatally shot through her bedroom window on Oct. 12 when she peeked out after hearing a prowler in her backyard.

Dallas County Officer Aaron Dean, 35, resigned from the police force before he could be terminated.

Jefferson's funeral was set for Saturday, Oct. 19, but a judge granted a restraining order to her stepfather, Marquis Jefferson, who argued that he would suffer "immediate and irreparable injury" if the funeral went on as planned.

Jefferson's aunt, Venitta Body, told reporters that Marquis Jefferson is not Atatiana's biological father. Body said Marquis Jefferson has not spoken to family members. She continued with the funeral service planning without his input.

"He's the father of the deceased," Walter L. Irvin, his lawyer, said on Friday. Irwin presented a birth certificate signed by Jefferson. "They would not let Mr. Jefferson participate in burial arrangements. That's why we had to seek an injunction."

On Monday, Dallas County probate court judge Brenda Hull Thompson held a closed door meeting with both sides of the family. Afterwards, she issued a gag order to prevent the family from discussing what was said in the meeting.

Jefferson's funeral is set for Thursday at 11 a.m. in Dallas' Concord Church, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Prominent civil rights activists, including Rev. Al Sharpton, will speak at the funeral.

Former Dallas Mavericks player Harrison Barnes and his wife, Brittany Barnes, paid 90 percent of the cost of the service, and Philadelphia Eagles player Malik Jackson paid the rest of the expenses.

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Aaron Dean, the former Fort Worth, Texas officer who shot 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson in her own home was bonded out of jail by the police union.

A union official posted 10% of Dean's $200,000 bond on Monday night, less than four hours after he was handcuffed and charged with murder.

Dean, 34, resigned from the force on Monday morning before he could be fired. His resignation is officially listed as a dishonorable discharge.

Dean and another cop responded to a non-emergency call from a neighbor around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday to conduct a welfare check at Jefferson's home because her front door was left open.

The Fort Worth Police Department said the two officers saw someone near a window inside the home and one of the cops drew his weapon and fired because he perceived a threat.

But body cam video shows Dean already had his gun drawn when he approached Jefferson's bedroom window shouting, "Put your hands up! Show me your hands!".

Dean did not give Jefferson enough time to respond to his demands to show her hands.

"Nobody looked at this video and said that there's any doubt that this officer acted inappropriately," said Interim Police Chief Ed Kraus during a press conference to announce Dean's resignation on Monday.

Kraus said, even if Jefferson had a gun in her hand, the mere fact she had a gun shouldn't be considered unusual in Texas.

Texas has had a "castle doctrine" law on the books since 2007 that gives homeowners the right to protect their home with deadly force.

Kraus said he submitted the case to the FBI for a federal investigation. Dean was arrested hours later and charged with murder.

Jefferson was caring for her 8-year-old nephew in her mother's home the night she was killed. Her mother is hospitalized and was not at home at the time of the shooting.

Jefferson worked in pharmaceutical equipment sales and was considering going to medical school, according to the family’s lawyer, S. Lee Merritt.

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The Fort Worth, Texas cop who fatally shot Atatiana Jefferson in her own home has been arrested and charged with murder.

Fort Worth PD released a mugshot of Dean following his arrest on Monday evening. He was booked into the Tarrant County Jail and his bond was set at $200,000, Fox 5 DC reports.

Dean, 35, reportedly refused to cooperate with police investigators. He resigned from the Fort Worth police force on Monday morning.

Dean and another cop responded to a non-emergency call to conduct a welfare check at Jefferson's residence early Saturday.

Neighbor James Smith, 62, called the non-emergency number after he spotted Jefferson's front door was left open since 10 p.m. Friday.

Jefferson's 8-year-old nephew was in Jefferson's bedroom playing a video game when they thought they heard a prowler in the backyard.

She was shot when she walked over to her bedroom window and peered out into the darkness.

Body cam video shows Dean did not give Jefferson sufficient time to respond to his orders before he fired through her bedroom window a split second after telling her to show him her hands.

 

Dean was identified by Interim Police Chief Ed Kraus during a Monday afternoon press conference.

"Had the officer not resigned I would have fired him for violations of several policies, including our use of force policy, our de-escalation policy, and unprofessional conduct," Kraus said.

Kraus apologized to Jefferson's family and vowed to investigate Dean for criminal conduct.

Kraus said Dean refused to cooperate with the investigation. "He resigned before his opportunity to cooperate," Kraus said.

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price released a statement on Monday addressing Jefferson's neighbor James Smith and her 8-year-old nephew.

To Mr. James Smith, I know you are hurting today as well. You called police to check on your neighbor because you cared about her safety and wellbeing. You were being a wonderful neighbor and doing the right thing to make sure she was ok. You are the type of person we all want living next door, watching out for us. Atatiana's death has eroded your own your sense of safety and trust in law enforcement. I'm truly sorry.

To Atatiana's nephew, who has witnessed an unspeakable loss — sorry doesn’t really cut it. This entire city needs to surround him with prayers, support, and anything his family needs.