Officer Opens Wrong Door; a Tragedy Results

Geraldine Edwards
September 8, 2018

Dallas police say one of their officers was going home after her shift when she walked into the wrong apartment and shot the man inside.

Update: A manslaughter warrant has been issued for the unnamed female officer who killed Botham Jean in his apartment after she mistook his apartment for her own.

A police officer in Texas shot and killed a 26-year-old man whom she thought was in her apartment - only, it wasn't her apartment, police said.

The officer called police dispatch for help, and the responding officers administered aid to the man at the scene He was then taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said. The chief said she would release the officer's name if and when charges were filed.

It's not clear how the situation escalated, but at some point the officer fired her weapon and hit the man. But given what investigators now know about the case, they made a decision to pursue the manslaughter charge, authorities said. She will be placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, police said.

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Reporters pressed the police chief about the officer's mental state when she entered the apartment at 1210 S. Lamar Dallas - was she worn out, or under the influence? - but Hall did not want to speculate.

Hall said the officer's blood was drawn to be tested for drugs and alcohol.

At the very early stages of this investigation - initial indications were that they were what we consider circumstances of an officer involved shooting. The officer is white and Jean was black.

Right now there are more questions than answers.

The Dallas County District Attorney's Office is also investigating the incident. He worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, a multinational audit and consulting firm with offices in Downtown Dallas.

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She said she is now reluctant to call the cops, because she worries it will end in tragedy.

The Christian Chronicle reports that he is being remembered for his attractive singing voice - he often led songs during services - and the depth of his faith. After graduating in 2016, he got an internship with PwC in Dallas.

According to the university, Botham frequently led worship for chapel and for campus events.

Harding University President Bruce McLarty shared fond memories of him after learning of his death.

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