Off-duty Texas officer entered wrong apartment, shot and killed resident


Dallas police say they are seeking an arrest warrant for an officer who fatally shot her neighbor after entering his home.

Police say the officer arrived at her apartment complex just before 10 uniform after her shift. She told the responding officers that she came into the victim's apartment thinking it was hers.

The officer shot the man and called dispatch to report that she had been involved in a shooting on South Lamar.

She was confronted by a man, identified by the Medical examiner's office as Botham Shem Jean.

The officer has been placed on administrative leave pending the results of the investigation. Officials would not answer questions as to how the mixup happened, or how the officer got inside someone else's apartment.

At some point, the officer fired her weapon, hitting him police said.

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The District Attorney's office is assisting in the investigation and the Texas rangers have also been called in to conduct an independent investigation.

"We heard cops yelling, but otherwise had no idea what was going on", Simpson's study partner, Yazmine Hernandez, 20, said. Hall declined to identify the officer, who she confirmed is Caucasian, until she is formally charged.

"I won't go into that information right now", Mitchell said.

When asked if anyone else had witnessed the shooting, Warren replied, "We have not spoken to anyone else at this time".

The St. Lucia Times, a newspaper published on the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia, said Jean was the son of a former permanent secretary of that island nation. "Open up!'" 20-year-old Caitlin Simpson told The Dallas Morning News. The company in a statement said "we are simply heartbroken to hear of his death". Since July 2016, he had been working in risk assurance for accounting and consulting firm PwC.