Dallas Police Officer Shoots, Kills Man In Wrong Apartment

Alan Scaia
September 07, 2018 - 5:19 am
Dallas Police Shooting

Credit: Alan Scaia, 1080 KRLD


DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Police say an officer shot and killed a man Thursday night when she walked into the wrong apartment.

Dallas Police say the unidentified female officer was in uniform and had just worked a full shift when she walked into the apartment in Southside Flats, a block from Dallas Police headquarters on Lamar.

"When she came home, she entered into the victim's apartment, thinking it was her own apartment," says Sergeant Warren Mitchell. "At some point, she pulled her weapon and shot the victim."

The tenant was 26-year-old Botham Shem Jean. Mitchell says officers who responded gave first aid. Paramedics took him to the hospital, but he was pronounced dead.

The officer was not hurt. She has been placed on administrative leave. 

Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall says a warrant is being prepared for manslaughter for the shooting.

The Dallas County District Attorney's office along with the Texas Rangers have joined the investigation.​