Since this story was published, a law enforcement official has described how Officer Amber Guyger got into the apartment and what happened inside. Questions abound after a Dallas police officer killed a year-old man in his own apartment Thursday night. Police said Guyger mistook Jean's apartment for her own. Botham's apartment was on the fourth floor, in one of the darker portions of the U-shaped corridor. Residents can park, enter a secure door to get to the hall, then pass a couple dozen doors to reach it.
Botham Jean, 26, was a graduate of Harding University in Arkansas, where he had been a beloved worship leader. She was off duty but still in uniform after working a shift when she arrived Thursday night at the sprawling apartment complex, police said.
She told police she mistakenly thought Jean's apartment was her own and fatally shot him.
Guyger, who was hired at the Dallas Police Department in November , wasn't injured. Authorities said more police arrived within four minutes after the shooting was reported. Jean was pronounced dead at Baylor University Medical Center. Guyger was arrested Sunday and booked into the Kaufman County jail on a charge of manslaughter, the Texas Department of Public Safety said.
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How did Guyger get into Jean's apartment? The South Side Flats is a four-story complex.
Why did police wait to name the officer? Did the officer and Jean know each other? Were they in a relationship? He then took the stun gun from her, and she shot him once in the abdomen. What is the time frame for when charges may be brought upon the officer? Staff writers Jennifer Emily and Sara Coello contributed to this report. Login to Comment or create an account Email. Login Forgot your password?
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