Man fatally shot by police officer mourned from Texas to St

Larry Hoffman
September 10, 2018

Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall previously said that police had enough evidence to seek a warrant for manslaughter, but police revealed on Saturday that the Texas Rangers, who took over the investigation, were still investigating and wanted to wait on any warrant.

Guyger, 30, was still wearing her uniform after working a full shift when she arrived at the apartment complex where she lives in Dallas on Thursday night. Royce West said that Jean's door was unlocked.

Dr. Pamela Grayson raises her fist as "Young King" Solomon Grayson, 6, peaks behind her sign during a Mothers Against Police Brutality candlelight vigil for Botham Jean at the Jack Evans Police Headquarters on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Dallas.

The Black community immediately suspected that the Dallas police officer who went to the wrong apartment and fatally shot an unarmed Black man in his own home was white when police refused to identify the shooter person.

The Dallas police officer who apparently shot a man in error in his own apartment last week was involved in a previous officer-involved shooting, the department announced Saturday.

Hall said she had spoken with Jean's sister and offered the family condolences.

Ms Guyger, a four-year veteran of the police force, hadn't been charged as of today, according to city of Dallas and Dallas County online records.

The Texas Rangers are investigating and an attorney for Jean's family has called on the authorities to arrest Guyger. His mother, Allison Jean, who lives in St. Lucia, suggested her son might still be alive if he were white.

Dallas' police chief says a warrant for manslaughter hasn't been issued for an officer who killed a man in his home because the Texas Rangers asked her department to wait.

Jean was taken to the hospital and died.

"Is this a white on black crime?"

Right now there are more questions than answers. He was a native of the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia, who graduated from Harding University and now worked for the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.

"Dallas cop mistakes someone's else apartment for hers and shoots the tenant DEAD".

Two women who live on the second floor near where the shooting happened said they heard a lot of noise late Thursday.

Hall said Friday that the officer's blood was drawn to be tested for drugs and alcohol and she acknowledged that there were still many questions about the events that led to Jean's death.

Jean's mother shared stories with the mayor about her late son, "how he loved everybody", "how much he loved Dallas", "didn't really see color" and "always had a smile on his face", according to Rawlings.

"Botham did everything with passion", Allison Jean told the prayer service.

"It's like a big chunk of the church's heart has been ripped out", she said.

It's not clear what the interaction was between her and the victim. "He's a bachelor. Things are different inside", she told NBC Dallas-Fort Worth.

"This world has lost a light in the dark", said one of Jean's coworkers from PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Family and friends described Jean as a devout Christian and a talented singer.

Jean graduated in 2016 with a degree in accounting and management information systems from Harding University, where Bertram Jean said his son got the Arkansas school to send students to St. Lucia over the summer to do charity work.

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