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Dallas Police Officer Who Shot Botham Shem Jean Identified

10 September 2018

In May 2017, Guyger was called to assist another officer searching for a suspect.

Officers from the Crime Response Team, which Guyger was a member of, responded to the 8300 block of Reva Street after receiving information from undercover officers that a wanted woman as at the location.

Dallas police officer Amber Guyger was arrested Sunday night and faces manslaughter charges after she entered the wrong apartment, believing it was hers, and fatally shot a man in his own home.

"T$3 his is a awful, bad thing that has happened", he said.

At a vigil Saturday, former professor Todd Genery said Jean loved life, people and his Lord. Guyger was trying to assist, when a struggle began with Perez. Neither Guyger nor the other officers were injured in the 2017 shooting.

Saying they will address "grave concerns' over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man, a group of local pastors have scheduled a news conference and prayer gathering Monday in front of police headquarters".

Guyger was officially identified on Saturday as the officer who killed the 26-year-old. She is being held on $300,000 bail.

Jean's family has been demanding charges against Guyger in Jean's death.

Guyger's arrest was announced as Jean's family and their attorneys say they met with Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson to demand the officer's arrest.

Richard Healy Nelson, who lives in the apartment building where the shooting took place, told KDFW-TV the incident was unnerving. Hall said Friday the officer's blood will be tested to determine whether she had been using drugs or alcohol.

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He told reporters Saturday that the Texas Rangers, the top criminal investigative agency in the state, has taken over the probe into the shooting death late Thursday of Botham Jean.

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

Jean was shot by an off-duty officer who was returning home after working a shift.

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

The Texas Rangers will take the appropriate time to review the vast amount of evidence and information secured by Dallas Police Department investigators. "However, as we continued the investigation it became clear that we were dealing with what appears to be much of a very unique situation", Hall said. Her apartment was not on the same floor as Jean's. Renee Hall said on Friday would be charged with manslaughter, has not yet been arrested because Hall is no longer leading the investigation.

Jean was a businessman born in St. Lucia, a Caribbean island nation where he and his family held positions in government.

Hall issued condolences in a statement.

Friends and family gathered Saturday at the Dallas West Church of Christ to remember Jean, who had been working for accounting firm PwC since graduating in 2016 from Harding University in Arkansas, where he often led campus religious services as a student.

Police have not released an official picture of Officer Guyger, but Chief Hall did confirm she is a white patrol officer. A police spokeswoman declined to comment. While what occurred inside the apartment between them is unclear, at some point she "fired her weapon, striking the victim", police said. "If it was a white man would it have been different?"

Jean's mother, Allison, spoke at the vigil for her son after arriving in the city from their native St. Lucia the same day.

Dallas Police Officer Who Shot Botham Shem Jean Identified