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Female Texas officer enters the wrong home, mistaking it for her own & kills black Man

Female Texas officer enters the wrong home, mistaking it for her own & kills black Man

A white
Texas police officer who entered an apartment mistaking it for her own
and shot dead the black man who lived there was arrested on manslaughter

Amber Guyger with the Dallas Police Department was arrested Sunday and
booked into the county jail, the Texas Department of Public Safety said.

At the
end of her shift and still in uniform, Guyger entered the apartment in a
complex near downtown Dallas late Thursday and shot the black man who
she thought was an intruder, police said.

after shooting she called emergency services and told responding
officers that she thought she had entered her own apartment.

victim, an African-American, was identified as Botham Shem Jean, 26, an
immigrant from the Caribbean island nation of Saint Lucia.

had graduated from a private Christian college in the state of Arkansas
in 2016 and had since been working at the accounting firm
PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dallas.

to the Dallas Morning News, Guyger got off on the wrong floor of the
building complex and approached an apartment exactly one floor above her

The door
was unlocked and the lights were off and when Guyger saw a figure moving
in the dark she pulled out her pistol and opened fire thinking it was
an intruder, the newspaper reported.

police said that Guyger, 30, has been with the department for four
years. Local reports said she was involved in an earlier shooting in May

The Dallas-Fort Worth NBC affiliate reported that Guyger was released late Sunday on a $300,000 bail.

Police Chief U. Renee Hall took the unusual step of handing the case
over to the Texas Rangers — a division of the Department of Public
Safety — to “eliminate the appearance of any potential bias”, police
said in a statement.

behalf of the Dallas Police Department, we are continuing to pray for
Mr. Jean’s family, and ask that the community remain patient as this
investigation is conducted,” Hall said.

Hall, who is African-American, became the city’s first female police chief in September 2017.

Jean’s mother Allison Jean, earlier told NBC News that the incident “feels like a nightmare”.

son “was in no wrong place at any wrong time. He was in his sanctuary,
in the place where he called home. He didn’t deserve this,” she told

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