UPDATE: Dallas PD are now seeking a warrant on manslaughter charges the female officer who shot and killed Botham Shem Jean (pictured).
The Dallas PD posted a blog shortly after a press conference Friday. The blog states about the incident, “We have ceased handling it under our normal officer involved shooting protocol, a blood sample was drawn to test for drugs and alcohol, we are in the process of obtaining a warrant, and we have also invited the Texas Rangers to conduct an independent investigation.”
According to sources, the officer had been on the wrong floor of the apartment complex and attempted to enter Jean’s apartment, thinking it to be hers.
ORIGINAL STORY: A Dallas man was shot and killed late Thursday when a police officer returning home from her shift entered the wrong apartment in her building and eventually opened fire.
Details regarding the death of Botham Shem Jean, a 26-year-old native of the island of St. Lucia were not immediately released to the public on early Friday and authorities have said in a statement that the early information suggests that the officer involved called for help, and told responding officers that “she entered the victim’s apartment believing it was her own.”
The shooting occurred just before 10 p.m. at the South Side Flats, a modest complex located near downtown Dallas. During the event, the officer was in full uniform and “fired her weapon striking the victim,” according to police.
Jean died at the hospital.
The officer has not been publicly identified and Dallas police have yet to interview the officer and wouldn’t speculate on whether or not she mistakenly entered another apartment and believed that the man inside was an intruder.
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