As video surfaces of white Dallas cop with her head in her hands as she is arrested for shooting dead her black neighbor in his apt, inconsistencies in her story trouble victim’s family
Amber Renee Guyger was arrested on Sept 9 for shooting dead Botham Jean – Three days earlier, she had killed the 26-year-old accountant in his apt in Dallas, Texas
The video of her booking shows her wiping away tears as she is booked for manslaughter – although she was on the wrong floor, Guyger, 30, claimed she thought she was in her apt and mistook Jean for an intruder
His family has cast doubt on her version of events and witnesses accounts contradict her claims his door was ajar, with accounts of overhearing her demands to be let into the apt before she shot Jean
They have pointe out the distinctive look of his apt door and the fact that numbering above apt doors in the complex are lit at night
The victim’s family have also accused Dallas police of trying to discredit Jean and gen sympathy for his killer by announcing that they found a small quantity of marijuana in his apartment
Guyger was booked three days after the shooting, but released immediately on a $300,000 bond that was posted by an attorney
The District Attorney is now weighing up whether or not to upgrade her charge from manslaughter to murder
Amber Guyger appears in the video putting her head in her hands as she is booked for manslaughter for the death of Botham Jean, her neighbor who she shot dead in his apt, according to her after apparently mistaking it for her own
Video footage has emerged of the moment a white female cop was arrested in Dallas for shooting dead her black neighbor three days after killing him.
Amber Guyger, 30, appears in the video putting her head in her hands as she is booked for manslaughter for the death of Botham Jean, 26, her St Lucian neighbor who she shot dead in his apartment after apparently mistaking it for her own and him for an intruder.
The shooting happened on September 6 but Guyger was not arrested until three days later.
Dallas cop Amber Renee Guyger, fidgeting as she’s being booked for shooting her black neighbor.
The video shows Guyger clawed at her prison t-shirt and shifted her gaze as she was processed. She was bailed out on a $300,000 bond that was posted by an attorney shortly afterwards
In the video, she claws at her orange prison t-shirt and wipes tears from her eyes but is otherwise composed.
Guyger was released on a $300,000 bond that was posted by an attorney not long after she was taken into custody.
Jean, a banking associate who was afraid of being racially profiled in Texas, was at home
alone when she shot him.
Skeptics have poked hole in the cop’s story is that she arrived at the apartment thinking it was hers after a shift and found the front door ajar.
Botham’s family say his killer should also have known that it wasn’t her apt because of his distinctive red doormat [left], compared to the generic front door entrances of the other apartments in the complex [like the right photo]
She fired twice, shooting him once in the chest.
Interior shots of jean’s apartment after the shooting show a half-eaten cereal bowl Jean was eating from a well as a book he may have been reading. The question being why a normal person would be eating and reading in total darkness.
The doors in the complex were all identified by well-lit neon lights as well.
Jean’s family and the neighbors accounts have cast doubt on her version of events.
Witnesses who were in the building at the time say they heard a woman banging on a door that was supposedly ajar, and demanding ‘Let me in, let me in[to],’ the home of a man she didn’t know, never met before, just seconds before the first shots rang out.
After she fired the shots witnesses a male voice, not asking who she was, instead demanding ‘why did you do that?’
The skepticism of the Jean family about receiving justice and a fair hearing from authorities was further buttressed when Dallas police claimed they found marijuana in his apartment afterwards.
The family considered it an attempt to discredit him and protect his killer.