Dallas police officer arrested in shooting death of Botham Shem Jean

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Online records initially showed Guyger was in custody, but she later was not listed on the jail inmate roster.

Officer Amber Guyger, who has been on the force for four years, faces possible manslaughter charges stemming from a fatal shooting late Thursday, police said.

While the shooting was not technically an officer-involved shooting - Guyger had just gotten off duty but was still in her police uniform - Dallas police Chief Renee Hall said she wanted the Rangers to investigated to ensure "transparency".

The shooting has raised questions about whether Guyger, who is white, used deadly force against Jean, a naturalized USA citizen from the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, because he's black. The Texas Department of Public Safety said in a news release that Guyger was booked into the Kaufman County Jail and that the investigation is ongoing.

The Rangers reportedly postponed pursuing a warrant against Officer Amber Guyger to follow up on information she told them- a courtesy that suspects nearly never receive after a police chief has called for an arrest.

"Texas Rangers released her moments ago".

Off-duty Texas police officer shoots man after mistaking apartment as her own
The officer reported to the responding officers that she entered the victim's apartment believing that it was her own. It was unclear initially how the officer entered Jean's home , or why she mistook it for her own residence.

A racially-mixed crowd gathered near the crime scene for a candlelight vigil late on Friday to honour the victim, identified as Botham Shem Jean, 26, an immigrant from the Caribbean island nation of Saint Lucia. When she turned on the lights, she realized she went into the wrong apartment and killed a man in his own home, according to police.

Allison Jean in comments Friday broadcast by Dallas TV station KXAS questioned whether the off-duty officer would have reacted differently if she encountered a white man.

Guyger was not arrested for killing Jean until nearly three days after the shooting. His mother, Allison Jean, who lives in St. Lucia, suggested her son might still be alive if he were white.

Todd and Debbie Gentry drove to Dallas on Friday and picked up Botham Jean's mother at the airport.

Merritt said attorneys presented prosecutors with a witness, and video evidence, which didn't capture the shooting, but declined to elaborate. It is not clear what prompted the shooting but Guyger reportedly called police following the incident.

"So just knowing the way that he died it seems unfair because think of the nice person that you know and the most generous person that you know and then they get shot as if they were a criminal or thief", Jessica said. Perez got out of a vehicle and became combative with Ms Guyger and another officer.

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"In any normal case where there's probable cause. you make an arrest", Merritt said. "But at some point, she fired her weapon, striking the victim".

Guyger was not charged in the 2017 shooting.

One of the officers was trying to search Perez when he became combative, the affidavit said. The family recommended that Jean move there because they thought he would be safe there.

Sgt Mike Mata, who heads Dallas' largest police union, the Dallas Police Association, called Saturday for an "open, transparent and full investigation of the event", the Dallas Morning News reported.

Botham Jean attended college in Arkansas and had been living and working in Dallas since 2016.

"Botham did everything with passion", his mum told the prayer service.

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