Published: Wed, September 12, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Off-Duty Dallas Police Officer Shoots, Kills Man After Going Into Wrong Apartment

Off-Duty Dallas Police Officer Shoots, Kills Man After Going Into Wrong Apartment

After completing her shift Thursday, the officer went to her apartment building across the street from the Dallas Police Department's headquarters shortly before 10 p.m. The officer reportedly believed Jean was an intruder in her own home. The wounded man was taken to hospital, where he died a short time later.

Authorities said in a statement that a Dallas police officer went home after work Thursday night but somehow entered the wrong apartment, believing it was her own. She couldn't even say where the woman was, or whether she was in custody. In 2016, he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, where he majored in accounting and management information systems, according to a statement from the school. So far, they have drawn the officer's blood to test for alcohol or drugs and they are in the process of getting a warrant for manslaughter. A family friend said that Allison Jean could not comment Friday because she was receiving chemotherapy treatment. His death sparked an outpouring of support and demand for police accountability on Twitter and Facebook, including in his home country, St. Lucia, according to the Times.

Hall said as the investigation continued "it became clear that we were dealing with what appears to be a much different and very unique situation", and the department has stopped handling the case under normal officer involved shooting protocol.

"We have also invited the Texas Rangers to begin an independent investigation".

"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.

We have a feeling civil rights activists are going to watching this case ver6 closely and the city of Dallas needs to get ready for massive lawsuit and payout.

"The ball is in their court", Hall said.

In a Facebook post, Earl, Jean's uncle posted a collage of pictures in remembrance of his nephew. I've spoken with the Jean family, his sister, Alissa, specifically.

Jean moved to Dallas after college. He worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, a multinational audit and consulting firm with offices in Downtown Dallas.

Botham's employer, PricewaterhouseCoopers, issued the following statement: "This is a awful tragedy". He was listed on LinkedIn as a risk assurance experienced associate.

"Knowing Botham, I can just imagine him looking into the peephole, seeing the police officer and opening the door because he did no one wrong", his mother Allison Jean told NBC News.

"It's like a big chunk of the church's heart has been ripped out", she said.

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