Atatiana Jefferson’s Sister, Amber Carr, Dead At 33

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Amber Carr, the sister of Atatiana Jefferson, a 28-year-old Black woman who was shot and killed in her home by a Texas police officer, has died. She was 33.

On Monday (January 30), attorney Lee Merritt announced her death on social media, per KXAS News.

"Amber Carr passed away peacefully this morning," Merrit tweeted. "She was surrounded by family and loved ones. We are asking for your continued prayers and support as her two young sons deal with her transition."

Carr has long battled congestive heart failure. As she fought through her health issues, Carr sought justice for her sister, attending some of the trial for Jefferson's murder case in December before she was readmitted to the hospital, per KXAS News.

Carr’s son, Zion, then 8, witnessed Jefferson's 2019 death as former Fort Worth officer Aaron Dean shot his aunt through a window of her home. Dean was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced in December to 11 years, 10 months, and 12 days in prison.

Carr's death comes after Jefferson’s father, Marquis Jefferson, died two weeks following her funeral, and Jefferson’s mother, Yolanda Carr, died just a few weeks later.

“The hardest part about all of this, for me and for the family, is dealing with the children who are growing up and experiencing trauma after trauma,” Merritt told WFAA last month.

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