Dallas officer goes home to wrong apartment, kills man inside

Cheryl Sanders
September 12, 2018

"It's not clear what interaction was between them. but at some point she fired her weapon, striking the victim", Hall said at a press conference on Friday.

According to police, the officer returned home in her uniform after her shift. Responding police officers unsuccessfully tried to save Jean's life.

In a Facebook post, Earl, Jean's uncle posted a collage of pictures in remembrance of his nephew.

The officer called dispatch to report that she had shot the man Thursday night, police said. The officer, a five-year veteran who has not yet been publicly identified, has been placed on administrative leave, authorities said.

The man was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.

Hall said the officer had been questioned only when other officers responded to the shooting Thursday night. A blood sample was drawn to test the officer for drugs or alcohol. It's unclear what, if anything, was said before Jean was shot.

Dozens of people including Jean's mother attended the vigil at the Dallas West Church of Christ. "I mean, we have not interviewed her, and like I said this is just a preliminary statement".

Allison also revealed that she was visiting NY when she received a call informing her that Botham had been killed in his own apartment. He graduated with a degree in accounting from the Harding University in Arkansas in 2016 and stayed in the US after getting an internship at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dallas, where he worked in the risk assurance department, as per the NBC News report.

Jean moved to Dallas after college.

"We heard cops yelling, but otherwise had no idea what was going on", Hernandez said. "He had a passion for service and uplifting leaders".

A relative, believed to be Jean's uncle, made an emotional Facebook post where he asked, "How can this nasty world take you away from me?"

Jean worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dallas, an worldwide company that does assurance, tax and advisory work for companies around the world.

"This is a awful tragedy", a PwC spokeswoman said in an email.

"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.

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

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

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