Dallas Officer Amber Guyger Arrested For Fatally Shooting Botham Jean

10 September, 2018, 09:14 | Author: Charlene Valdez
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Officer Amber Guyger has said she mistakenly entered Jean's apartment thinking it was her own. The complex is near the department's headquarters on Lamar Avenue. While what occurred inside the apartment between them is unclear, at some point she "fired her weapon, striking the victim", police said.

Responding officers found Botham Shem Jean, 26, badly wounded. She then shot Jean, who died of gunshot wounds on the way to the hospital. As officers on the scene tried to figure out who the woman was, the man in the back seat got out, defying orders to stay in the auto. Yelling. Kind of running.

"He was great, as a neighbor - quiet, friendly, super chill", Kinsey said. I want to see my son.

Jean's mother, Allison, a former St. Lucia government official, called the news of his death "a nightmare". "That is why we are working as vigorously and meticulously as we can to ensure the integrity of the case and the department is upheld".

DPD cut the news conference with the chief short when reporters still had a lot of questions. She said that her agency was in the process of obtaining an arrest warrant last week but that after the Texas Ranger Division interviewed Guyger, investigators asked for more time to look into the information the officer gave.

Officer Guyger was tested for drugs and alcohol at the scene.

"The entire Harding family grieves today for the loss of Botham Jean, who has meant so very much to us". "Therefore, we have ceased handling it under our normal officer-involved shooting protocol".

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Guyger was involved in another shooting incident in May 2017, Dallas police said.

"Please continue to pray for the family of Botham Jean tonight and in the weeks and months ahead", Rawlings said.

Botham Jean attended college in Arkansas and had been living and working in Dallas since 2016. He worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, a multinational audit and consulting firm with offices in Downtown Dallas.

"This is a awful tragedy", the company said in a statement.

The almost two-hour vigil ended with Allison Jean, Botham Jean's mother, saying her son "did everything with a passion", including serving the Lord. "This family is upset", Merritt said, standing beside Allison Jean as they faced a half-dozen television cameras at the back of the church auditorium. He sang in the choir and taught bible study.

Guyger also shot another man past year, according to court documents.

His mother flew over to Dallas following the shooting.

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Leading civil rights attorney Ben Crump along with Lee Merrit, a Dallas based lawyer, are representing the Jean estate.

"Let's find out what happened", he said.

"You want to think it's fiction", he said.

Former classmates from Harding University told the ChristianChronicle.org that he was known for his deep faith and his attractive singing voice.

"So he shared it with us ... that night, and it was a truly special moment". The university said he frequently led worship and chapel services on campus.

"We were very, very close", Allie Jean added.

DPD hired Guyger, a patrol officer, in November 2013.

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A criminal homicide is charged as manslaughter when a person "recklessly causes the death of an individual", according to the Texas Penal Code. The police department released her name yesterday, which was two nights after she shot and killed Mr Jean. Police have released few other details. "I hope we can come together in love". Black people aren't even safe in the privacy of their homes. And so that police officer needs to be prosecuted.

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