Officer Opens Wrong Door; a Tragedy Results

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After her shift ended Thursday night, September 6, the officer mistakenly entered the wrong apartment, Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall told reporters Friday afternoon.

A Dallas police officer has shot and killed a man in his home after she entered his apartment thinking it was her own.

Sgt. Warren Mitchell, a spokesperson for the Dallas Police Department, says he can't yet explain how the situation involving the off-duty officer and Jean escalated to the shooting.

The uniformed officer returned to what she thought was her apartment after her shift and encountered Jean, Hall said.

"How can you make a mistake like that, getting into someone else's apartment?" an 80-year-old woman who identified herself only as Raquel said.

Jean was a native of the Caribbean island country of Saint Lucia who attended college in Arkansas and worked for accounting and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.

The Dallas County District Attorney's Office will be involved in the investigation.

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

"Originally from St. Lucia, Botham 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", Harding University said in the statement.

The chief declined to speculate as to whether fatigue or other factors, including race, may have contributed to the shooting.

"Right now, there are more questions than we have answers", Police Chief U Renee Hall said at a news conference Friday afternoon. "We ask that you work alongside us as we move through this." process. At some point she did fire her weapon, ultimately striking Jean. After the officer reported that Jean was wounded he was taken to Baylor University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

"We still have a lot to do in this investigation", he told reporters, the Dallas Morning News reported.

Imagine sitting in your apartment when someone walks in your front door and starts shooting.

Earl Jean, believed to be his uncle, wrote: 'My heart goes with you my boy. never thought this day would come'.

"He was involved in a wide variety of ways, primarily serving in places where help was needed", Cana Moore, a former classmate at Harding, told The Christian Chronicle.

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