Dallas police identify officer who went to wrong apartment and killed man

Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office
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Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office Botham Shem Jean Facebook

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.

However, Hall said today that the Texas Rangers, who have taken over the investigation, has asked her department to hold off issuing an arrest warrant because they needed more time to look into information the female officer provided during an interview with detectives.

Guyger was officially identified on Saturday as the officer who killed the 26-year-old.

Police said Guyger, who was dressed in full uniform, shot Jean in his apartment.

Pleading for patience from the community, Dallas Police Chief U. Reneé Hall said Saturday that the Texas Rangers asked the department to delay requesting a warrant for the officer responsible for shooting and killing 26-year-old Botham Shem Jean in his Cedars apartment.

Police say Amber Guyger, a four-year veteran of the force, told investigators she was returning home from her shift Thursday night and accidentally entered Botham Jean's apartment.

"If there is probable cause that a crime has been committed in this jurisdiction, it is incumbent on law enforcement, and particularly the district attorney's office, to issue a warrant for the arrest of the officer involved", Merritt said.

Online records show that Guyger hadn't been charged as of Sunday morning. However, those cases involve officers who were on duty at the time of the shootings. This media house does not correct any spelling or grammatical error within press releases and commentaries. She is white; he was black.

"One of the things you said that will be my North Star from now and in the near term.is that we need to be like Bo". Allison said she didn't want to judge the woman who killed her son, but that the police department's vague explanations left her grappling for clarity and comfort.

Pastor Michael W. Waters leads a prayer following a Mothers Against Police Brutality candlelight vigil for Botham Jean at the Jack Evans Police Headquarters on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Dallas.

Jean grew up in St. Lucia and attended Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, where he often led campus worship services before graduating in 2016, the school said in a statement. Her name is Amber Guyger, and interestingly, she was also involved in the shooting of a suspect in 2017, according to a report. She says even though it was costly, she found a way to send him to Harding University, the college of his dreams.

"She took my life away, like my very own life", said Jean's mother, Allison. It's also not clear how she got into the wrong apartment.

Police arrested Perez on a charge of taking a weapon from an officer, as well as charges for possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and violating his parole.

"In complete tears", the church wrote in the post Friday morning, along with a reference to a Bible verse that says to "pray without ceasing" and "hold fast what is good". She has been charged with manslaughter.

The apartment doors at the complex are all similar, Kinsey said, but Jean's doorstep had a bright red mat.

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