Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger was identified as the off-duty officer who shot 26-year-old male neighbour in an apt block in south Dallas on Thursday night – yet to be charged
The female cop claims she shot Botham Jean after she ‘mistakenly walked into his apt thinking it was her own’
A video posted by a neighbour emerged of Guyger crying as paramedics try to revive the man she had shot in his own home
Amber Guyger returned from shift and entered the wrong apartment, she says
It was revealed that the four-year veteran of Dallas PD was also involved in the shooting of a suspect last year
Belonged to 26-year-old Botham Jean, who died in hospital after she shot him
Jean, a 26-year-old who works for accounting firm PwC, studied at Harding University after moving to the US from his native St Lucia
No charges have been brought against officer Guyger after Dallas police recanted their initial pledge to place her under arrest
DPD handed off the case to the Texas Rangers who postponed seeking a warrant for manslaughter charges, pending further investigations
30-year-old Amber Guyger [left], was identified as the off-duty officer who shot 26-year-old neighbour, Botham Jean, in an apt block in south Dallas on Thursday night
A white policewoman who gunned down a black accountant in Texas has been identified as new video emerges of the frantic moments after the officer mistakenly entered his home thinking it was hers and opened fire.
Amber Guyger, 30, was identified as the off-duty officer who shot 26-year-old Botham Jean in an apartment block in south Dallas on Thursday night.
In a tweet on Saturday night, the Dallas Police Department identified the officer as Amber Guyger. The officer was identified first in a twitter posting by Lee Merritt, one of the attorneys hired to represent the Jean family.
Guyger’s name had also been circulating throughout social media since at least Friday
Jean, 26, was killed in his own apartment on Thursday night by an off-duty, uniformed Dallas Police officer who said she mistook Jean’s apartment for her own when she got off work at about 10 p.m.
Several questions still remain, such as how the officer got into the apartment, why she thought it was hers, and if she and Jean knew each other.
On Saturday afternoon, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and state Sen. Royce West held a press conference. They asked for Dallas residents to be patient as they work to figure out what exactly happened Thursday night.
In another Instagram footage posted by a neighbor, a female uniformed officer crying into her phone on a walkway of the apartment block. She is heard screaming ‘oh God!’ into the phone before she dashes away out of view.
Moments later, the victim is pulled past on a gurney as medics desperately try to revive him. Four officers follow directly behind and another runs to catch up.
Dallas police on Saturday revealed Guyger had worked for Dallas Police Department for four years on the Southeast Patrol Division.
Dallas police initially said they would seek her arrest but then handed the case over to the Texas Rangers in order for an unbiased investigation. The Texas Rangers postponed seeking a warrant for manslaughter charges, saying they needed more time to investigate information that had only recently emerged following their interview with the officer.
The footage from the aftermath of the deadly shooting of Botham Jean by Amber Guyger a female cop on Thursday shows the alleged shooter crying into her phone after the incident