Dallas Cop Charged After Killing Man In Apartment She Thought Was Hers

Botham Shem Jean

Botham Jean attended college in Arkansas and had been living and working in Dallas since 2016. He described Mr Jean as an "amazing individual" and said that "if the grand jury deems necessary, this officer should have to answer for her actions in a court of law in Dallas County". She had been visiting NY when she learned of her son's death.

The Dallas Police chief announced Saturday morning that the warrant for the off-duty officer who shot and killed a man when she says she mistook his apartment for her own, is on hold, after a request by lead investigators, the Texas Rangers.

The announcement was made by Texas Ranger Division which has state-wide jurisdiction over Texas.

Merritt had previously claimed that Guyger, a four-year veteran, wasn't being eyed for manslaughter charges because of her status as a cop.

A criminal homicide is charged as manslaughter when a person "recklessly causes the death of an individual", according to the Texas Penal Code.

The delay has frustrated Jean's grieving family members and raised questions about deferential treatment for police officers.

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Allison Jean flew to Dallas from the family's native St. Lucia after the shooting.

Sara Mokuria, co-founder of Mothers Against Police Brutality in Dallas, joined Merritt in addressing the news media.

"This is the worst call any mother can get,"Jean said". "This is an unacceptable way for Dallas to represent itself to the world".

"We demanded for Officer Amber Guyger to be arrested and it happened", Jean family attorney Lee Merrit told ABC News Sunday night. Botham loved mankind. Botham never saw color, race. "Botham wanted all of us to unite".

"Somebody has to be insane not to realize that they walked into the wrong apartment", Allie Jean said. But the young man didn't think that was enough.

"He shared it with us.it was a truly special moment", McLarty said.

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"Super scary because the police are supposed to protect you and then they come home and you're just hanging out in your own house and then they come home thinking they're home or whatever", said Richard Healy Nelson, who lives in the complex. "We understand the concerns of the community. That would immediately stop all the violence, stop all the persecution".

"Botham did everything with passion", his mum told the prayer service. Allison Jean said Friday in footage broadcast by KXAS. Her son will be buried on the Caribbean island Thursday.

We ask that you work alongside us as we move through this process. Todd Gentry begged God as he choked back tears. "Right now, there are more questions than we have answers". "We are simply heartbroken to hear of his death".

"We still have a lot to do in this investigation", Mitchell added. "But in Jesus Christ, there is unity and there is hope, and I'm going to see him again with my Lord in heaven".

At the university, Botham Jean was a "member of Good News Singers, a resident assistant, an intern for the Rock House campus ministry, and a leader in Sub T-16 men's social club", according to the statement.

"This world has lost a light in the dark", Ray said of his colleague's death.

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