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

08 September, 2018, 07:26 | Author: Lucille Rivera

A Dallas Police Officer shot and killed the man after entering his unit believing it was her own, police said.

Two women who live on the second floor near where the shooting happened said they heard a lot of noise late Thursday (local time).

The Dallas Police Department is conducting a joint investigation with the District Attorney's Office for this case.

The unnamed Dallas officer entered the apartment after her shift on Thursday night and confronted the victim, a 26-year-old male.

It's not clear whether the officer is in custody, though Hall said she didn't know the officer's whereabouts. "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.

Jean was a 2016 alumni of Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. Jean, a native of the Caribbean, was then taken to the hospital, where he died, according to NBC News.

The responding officers administered first aid to the victim, whom the Dallas County medical examiner's office identified as 26-year-old Botham Jean.

According to Fox News, Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall said the unidentified officer, who is described as a white female, is expected to be charged with manslaughter.

"Somebody has to be insane not to realize that they walked into the wrong apartment".

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The officer who shot Jean has not been publicly identified and was placed on leave.

Authorities say the officer called dispatch to report the shooting.

At an early morning press conference, Mitchell refused to answer questions about what may have led up to the shooting.

"We hope to bring understanding to the family", she said.

"Now I have to go pick out your casket", she wrote.

"We're all deeply grieved", Jana Rucker said. He graduated in 2015 from Harding University, where he studied accounting and was known for his powerful singing voice, the Christian Chronicle reported.

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

While inside, she pulled her firearm and shot Jean.

"I've spoken with the family expressed my condolences and reassured them that we are working diligently and that we have invited an outside agency to investigate", said DPD Chief Reneé Hall.


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