Atatiana Jefferson’s sister Amber Carr Passed Away ‘surrounded by family’


Amber Carr, the sister of Atatiana Jefferson, the woman shot and killed in her Ft. Worth home in 2019 by a police officer, has passed away from a long battle with congestive heart failure.

Community leaders and Lee Merritt the family’s attorney announced that Carr’s health was deteriorating and she had only days to live. Monday, Merritt posted a message online sharing the news of Amber’s passing.

“Amber Carr passed away peacefully this morning. 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,” Merritt posted.

“We are heartbroken to hear about the passing of Amber Carr, sister to Ashley Carr & Atatiana Carr-Jefferson and mother to Zion & Zayden Carr. Anyone who had the pleasure of meeting Amber knew her smile lit up every room and her love of family transcended time. Our hearts and prayers are with the entire Carr family right now as they cope with another devastating loss. We are grateful for the time we shared with Amber on this earth and are comforted knowing she has reunited with her mother and sister,” Nettles posted.

Amber Carr’s son, Zion, was the only person at home when his “Aunt Tay” was shot and killed in her home.

Since the shooting of Atatiana Jefferson, the family has endured multiple tragedies. Atatiana’s father, Marquis Jefferson, died two weeks after her funeral and her mother, Yolanda Carr, who also had congestive heart failure, died a few weeks later in January 2020.

Carr Family
Carr Family


Dean was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 11 years, 10 months and 12 days in state prison on Dec 15, 2022.  Five days later the same jury sentenced him to 11 years, 10 months, and 12 days in state prison. Earlier this month, Dean’s attorneys filed a motion for a new trial and for him to be released from state jail on bond.


  1. My prayers and condolences are with this family God has his readon for the homecoming and let us receive his will and continue to bless the family to move forward with faith


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