Police officer shoots neighbour dead after mistaking his flat for her own

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A Dallas police officer has shot and killed a man in his home after she entered his apartment thinking it was her own. The officer reportedly believed Jean was an intruder in her own home. The police officer made the fatal error after she mistakenly entered Jean's apartment.

A police officer in the USA state of Texas has shot and killed a man in a flat after mistakenly thinking she was in her own unit, police say. I love you with all of my heart Botham Shem Jean.

A blood sample was drawn from the officer to test for alcohol and drugs.

The officer involved did not sustain injuries, and is on administrative leave pending the Dallas Police Department's ongoing investigation with the District Attorney's Office.

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Jean was a native of Saint Lucia who graduated from Harding University in Arkansas. But given what investigators now know about the case, they made a decision to pursue a manslaughter charge, she said.

At the very early stages of this investigation - initial indications were that they were what we consider circumstances of an officer involved shooting.

Right now there are more questions than answers.

The block of flats is a short distance from Dallas' police headquarters. She said she spoke to Jean's sister to express condolences to the family. He died at the hospital from his injuries.

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The Texas Rangers, a state-wide law enforcement agency, will conduct an independent investigation of the shooting.

"He lived what he spoke", Monan said, adding that Jean's death has stirred emotions of overwhelming sadness and anger.

A YouTube video posted in 2014 shows Jean making his pitch to become the university's student association president. That is why we are working as vigorously and meticulously as we can to ensure the integrity of the case and the department is upheld.

They didn't immediately say how long she was in the apartment before the shooting happened, or whether she knew the man.

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In doing so - we hope to bring understanding to the family. "Open up!"' 20-year-old Caitlin Simpson told The Dallas Morning News. He worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, a multinational audit and consulting firm with offices in Downtown Dallas. After graduating in 2016, he got an internship with PwC in Dallas.