Dallas police officer arrested after entering wrong apartment and killing man

Botham Shem Jean

Perez got out of a auto and became combative with Guyger and another officer. Guyger fired her Taser at Perez, who then took her Taser from her. Guyger pulled her gun and fired, wounding Perez in the abdomen.

Thursday's shooting occurred after Guyger was returning home in uniform from a 12-hour shift, according to police.

Dallas police identified the officer as Amber Guyger, a four-year veteran of the department assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division. Her bond is set at $300,000.

The Texas Rangers were requested to conduct the investigation to eliminate the appearance of any potential bias.

An attorney for the family of a man fatally shot by an off-duty Dallas police officer says an arrest warrant should be issued for the officer. Guyger, a Dallas police officer, was arrested Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, on a manslaughter warrant in the shooting of a black man at his home, Texas authorities said.

Richard Healy Nelson, who lives in the apartment building where the shooting took place, told KDFW-TV the incident was unnerving.

Jean's family arrived in Dallas Saturday morning and met with Mayor Mike Rawlings before attending a vigil in the afternoon at the 26-year-old's church. A blood sample was also taken from the officer to test for drugs and alcohol, according to Hall.

"Our first and foremost priority will be to ensure justice is served for this family".

Contrary to rumors swirling on social media, Jean did not know the officer, a source with knowledge of the investigation told WFAA.

The officer involved did not sustain injuries was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation by the Dallas Police Department. "Based on that interview, they asked us to hold off on the warrant until they had an opportunity to investigate some of the information that was provided during that interview", Hall said. Guyger allegedly entered an apartment she thought was hers, and killed a man she didn't recognize, Dallas' FOX 4 reported.

Mr Jean is due to be buried on his native St. Lucia on Thursday.

In St Lucia, government leaders said the death of Botham Jean came as a "shock" and that embassy officials in the U.S. would provide assistance to the victim's family.

A Dallas police officer was arrested Sunday in connection with the shooting death of a man after entering the wrong apartment, the Texas Rangers said.

According to a police officer via Dallas News Guyger is "devastated" and "she is so, so sorry for this family". She has been charged with manslaughter. A police spokeswoman declined to comment.

The department said in a news release Sunday night that Officer Amber Guyger was booked into the Kaufman County Jail and that the investigation is ongoing. "If it was a white man would it have been different? Botham wanted all of us to unite", his mother, Allison Jean, said at a vigil.

Dallas police had said previously that it's believed Guyger mistakenly went to Jean's apartment, thinking it was her own, but that's a story that has sparked outrage and disbelief on the Internet and also from Jean's family. He graduated in 2016 from Harding University, a private Christian school in Searcy, Arkansas, where he was a member of an a cappella group that performs spiritual songs for churches.

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