Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger, right, is accused of manslaughter in the death of Botham Jean.
(Harding University/Kaufman County Jail)
A white Dallas police officer who shot and killed a black man in his apartment, after she mistook for her own is arrested and accused of manslaughter, authorities said Sunday.
Officer Amber Guyger, 30, was booked into the Kaufman County Jail on Sunday night after the Texas Rangers arrested her in connection with the shooting of the 26-year-old Botham Jean.
Researchers say that Guyger, a four-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department, shot Jean around 10 a.m. Thursday, when she returned to her apartment in the South Flats after her shift. She reported the shooting to dispatchers, and she told officers who responded that they had mistaken Jean apartment for her own.
The members of Jean the family of the surveyed Guyger is the explanation for the shooting and claimed that the fact that they had remained free days after the shooting she got a special treatment.
“If it’s a white man, would it have been different?” Jean’s mother Allison early as Friday. “Would they have reacted differently?”
Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall said the officer’s blood was drawn at the scene, so that it could be tested for alcohol and drugs. The researchers have not yet released the results of those tests.
It has now been found that Guyger shot another man, Uvaldo Perez, during the service in May of 2017.
According to a statement in the case filed against Perez, the police are looking for a suspect, when Guyger and another officer were called to help a third. Perez got out of a car and was combative with Guyger and another officer. A battle started and Guyger fired her Taser at Perez, who then he withdrew from her. She pulled her gun and fired, wounding Perez in the abdomen.
Guyger was not charged in the 2017 to shoot.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.