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Fort Worth City Council votes to rename stretch of road Atatiana Jefferson Memorial Parkway

The Fort Worth City Council voted to rename a main thoroughfare in east Fort Worth from East Allen Avenue at Interstate 35 West to East Maddox Avenue at U.S. Highway 287 after Atatiana Jefferson.

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Councilmembers Kelly Allen Gray and Ann Zadeh proposed the renaming Tuesday. The City will waive the $700 fee for the application and waive the sign fabrication and installation costs. 

The Atatiana Jefferson Memorial Parkway will run near Jefferson’s home.

Jefferson was shot and killed by a Fort Worth police officer a little more than a year ago. Jefferson was playing video games at home with her nephew in the early morning hours of Oct. 12. A neighbor noticed the front door was ajar and called Fort Worth police’s non-emergency number for a welfare check. Now-former Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean arrived at the residence and fired a shot through the window, killing Jefferson. 

He did not announce himself as a police officer. He has since been indicted by a grand jury and charged with murder and is awaiting a court date.

This Story was originally post on ABC8

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