Dallas officer kills man after walking into wrong apartment

Off-duty Texas police officer shoots man after mistaking apartment as her own

Off-duty Texas police officer shoots man after mistaking apartment as her own

A police officer in the USA state of Texas has shot and killed a man in a flat after mistakenly thinking she was in her own unit, police say.

Arriving police administered aid to the victim, who was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

On Thursday evening, September 6, a Dallas police officer was going home after her shift, when she walked into the wrong apartment and shot the man inside.

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.

Responding officers found 26-year-old Botham Shem Jean badly wounded. But given what investigators now know about the case, they chose to pursue a manslaughter charge, she said.

The Dallas County District Attorney's Office said they do not have any additional information to release at this time, and the Dallas Police Department did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment.

The shooting took place at the South Side Flats, a development that says it offers "cutting-edge luxury apartments" near downtown Dallas. However, Chief Hall did confirm she is a white patrol officer.

Hall added that the officer, who has been taken into custody by the Texas Rangers, had been questioned only at the scene, where officers took blood samples to determine if drugs or alcohol were involved in the shooting.




Jean was a graduate of Harding University in Arkansas and worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, The Dallas Morning News reports.

At a Friday morning news conference, Sgt. Warren Mitchell acknowledged there are many questions about what happened that he couldn't answer.

Hall is not certain where the officer is at this time.

"This is a bad tragedy", the company wrote on Facebook.

Dallas Police Chief U. "He's a bachelor. Things are different inside and if you try your key and it doesn't work, that should make you realize you're at the wrong apartment".

The shooting also rocked residents of other nearby apartment buildings.

While inside, she pulled her firearm and shot Jean.

"Just last week I was thinking of what to get you for your birthday, now I have to go pick out your casket. I love you with all of my heart", she wrote.

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