SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Sacramento Kings star Harrison Barnes said he will pay for a portion of the funeral for a Dallas woman shot dead in her own home by police.
The officer involved in the shooting death of Atatiana Jefferson is now facing murder charges.READ MORE: 2 People Taken To Hospital After Arden-Arcade Fourplex Fire
Barnes, a former small forward for the Dallas Mavericks, still has a close connection to the city.READ MORE: San Joaquin Sheriff: Alleged Law Enforcement Officer Impersonator Used Spouse’s Access Card To Get Into Secure Areas
The funeral for Jefferson, which is open to the public, is scheduled for Saturday, October 19 at 2 p.m. at The Potter’s House in Dallas.MORE NEWS: Hot Weather Means NorCal Rattlesnake Season Has Arrived
The Kings’ forward and his wife will cover more than half the funeral costs with Philadephia Eagles player covering the remaining amount.