Dallas officer to be charged after mistakenly shooting neighbor

Dallas officer to be charged after mistakenly shooting neighbor

However, it was the wrong apartment and when the police officer ran into a man that she did not recognise, she shot him.

Chief Hall said she has been in contact with Jean's family and offered her condolences. But given what investigators now know about the case, they chose to pursue a manslaughter case, police said.

"At some point, she pulled her weapon and shot the victim", Sgt. Warren Mitchell told reporters during an early morning press conference Friday, reports the NY Daily News.

Testing is also being done on the officer's blood to check for alcohol and drugs, according to Hall.

"This speaks to the culture of policing in America", said Dominique Alexander, a Dallas activist and president of Next Generation Action Network.

According to an affidavit in the case filed against Perez, police were looking for a suspect when Guyger and another officer were called to assist a third.

The Christian Chronicle reports that he is being remembered for his lovely singing voice - he often led songs during services - and the depth of his faith. He often led the singing at the university chapel. When he returned that night, he sang the song with grace and poise, as though he'd always known it. Mitchell declined comment when asked whether the officer mistook Jean for an intruder, according to the Dallas Morning News report. "I'll remember his smile", she said. I'm getting calls from all over the world. "Lord, keep me sane".

Jean was listed on LinkedIn as a risk assurance experienced associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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"This is a awful tragedy", the professional services and auditing firm said via Twitter.

This Sept. 21, 2017, photo provided by Harding University shows Botham Jean leading worship at a university presidential reception in Dallas.

Botham Jean attended Harding University in Arkansas and, after graduating in 2016, he had been living and working in Dallas at accounting and consulting firm PwC. Martin, a black, unarmed 17-year-old, was shot and killed by a neighbourhood watch volunteer in 2012 in Sanford, Florida.

"I couldn't believe it when we got that call". It just feels like a nightmare.

"He did no one any wrong", the victim's mother Allie Jean told NBC News over-the-phone.

The officer, who has not been identified, thought she was walking into her own home.

"We have reassured them that we are working diligently and that we have invited an outside agency to investigate this", she said.

The officer had not been booked into the Dallas county jail as of Saturday afternoon, according to sheriff's department spokesman Raul Reyna. "Botham Jean was a member of the PwC family in our Dallas office and we are simply heartbroken to hear of his death", the company said in a statement obtained by ABC News on Friday.

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