Officer accused in shooting death of neighbor fired by Dallas Police Dept.

Authorities seek doorbell camera footage for night Botham Jean was shot by police officer in his Texas apartment

Authorities seek doorbell camera footage for night Botham Jean was shot by police officer in his Texas apartment

Amber Guyger, the police officer charged with manslaughter in the shooting of a man inside his Dallas apartment, has been fired from the department, according to a statement by Dallas Police Chief Ulysha Renee Hall.

What is clear is that Guyger turned herself in to the authorities almost three days after she killed Jean. Dallas PD says they determined Guyger engaged in "adverse conduct" - and she was officially fired Monday morning.

Guyger was a four-year veteran of the police force. Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson has said the case will be presented to a grand jury, which could determine stronger charges for Guyger.

"The swift termination of any officer who engages in misconduct that leads to the loss of innocent life is essential if the Dallas Police Department is to gain and maintain the public trust", Rawlings said in a statement.

"We see it as an initial victory-well received on the day Botham Jean is laid to rest in his native country in St. Lucia", Lee expressed.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Guyger told police that she had finished a 15-hour shift when she parked her vehicle on the fourth floor of her apartment building instead of the third floor where she lived.

Guyger, who lived in the apartment below Jean, had just gotten off duty and parked on the wrong floor in the parking garage at the apartments, the affidavit said.

Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, who killed Botham Shem Jean after entering his apartment, was sacked Monday.

Guyger claims she mistakenly walked into Jean's apartment thinking it was her own on the night of September 6, when she was approached by Jean and fatally shot him.

She said when she put her key in the apartment door, which was unlocked and slightly ajar, it opened, according to the affidavit. It added that Guyger may appeal her termination. She described seeing a large silhouette and, believing there was an intruder in her apartment, drew her firearm. Before she was sacked, she "remained on the city payroll on administrative leave", The Texas Tribune reports.

Guyger was booked into the Kaufman County Jail three days after Jean's death with bail set at $300,000. An earlier search warrant contradicts that narrative, saying that Jean was found dead closer to the door.

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