Dallas officer mistakes apartment for own, kills man: authorities

An investigation is ongoing and the officer has been placed on administrative leave

After her shift ended Thursday night, September 6, the officer mistakenly entered the wrong apartment, Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall told reporters Friday afternoon. She called dispatch to report that she had shot a man, and she later told the officers who responded that she believed the victim's apartment was her own when she entered it.

Police haven't released the name or race of the officer, who had arrived home in-uniform and who wasn't injured.

The officer has been placed on administrative leave while the shooting is being investigated.

In a news conference on Friday morning, Dallas Police Sgt Warren Mitchell said they had not yet interviewed the officer involved. The incident happened just blocks from police headquarters on Lamar St in Dallas. Jean, originally from the island of St. Lucia, came to the U.S. to study at the Christian Harding University in Arkansas, per NBC, where he is remembered as "always friendly, always smiling".

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

"This is a awful tragedy". The man later died from his wounds at an area hospital.

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

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Botham Shem attended private Christian institution Hardin University, where he actively participated in the campus ministry and was a member of the Good News Singers.

Dallas' police chief says her department is seeking to charge a white officer with manslaughter in the killing of a black neighbor.

"I want to give you details of what we know so far and to clear up some inconsistencies that have already been reported". Hall declined to identify the officer, who she confirmed is Caucasian, until she is formally charged.

"[He] led songs service at a number of local churches throughout the college town where we went to school", the user said.

The District Attorney's office is assisting in the investigation and the Texas rangers have also been called in to conduct an independent investigation.

Jean, a native of St Lucia, was listed on LinkedIn as a risk assurance experienced associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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