Atatiana Jefferson, the 28-year-old Black woman who was shot to death by a police officer in her own home, was finally laid to rest on Thursday in her hometown of Forth Worth, Texas.
Hundreds of mourners headed to the Dallas church to honor Jefferson, as the family made the ceremony open to the public.
"We are here because an amazing lady lived, and impacted so many," said the Rev. Bryan Carter, senior pastor of Concord Church, said per NPR.
Jefferson died in the bedroom of her own home after she was fatally shot by a white police officer, Aaron Dean.
"There was no reason for her to be murdered. None," said Merritt, an attorney for Jefferson's family and the family of Botham Jean, an unarmed black man killed at home by a Dallas police officer. "We must have justice."
Officers showed up to Jefferson's house around 2:25 a.m. after a concerned neighbor noticed her doors were open in the middle of the night. The neighbor said that he was worried because he knew Jefferson was at home with her 8-year-old nephew. Fifteen minutes after he placed the call, he said that officers stormed Jefferson's home.
The bodycam footage shows two officers using flashlights to check the perimeter of the house, inspecting two doors that are open with closed screen doors. One officer then allegedly saw a figure through a dark window and moves his body to the left, he then shouts through the window with his gun drawn. He then fires a single shot through the window into the dark room.
Jefferson was playing video games with her nephew before the shooting when she thought she heard a prowler and walked to the window to check out the commotion.
Dean is still refusing to talk to detectives about the incident.