This Sept. 21, 2017, photo by Harding University in Search, Ark., let Botham Jean to lead worship at a university presidential reception in Dallas. The authorities said Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, that a Dallas police officer returning home from work shot and killed Jean, a neighbor, when she said that she mistook his apartment for her own. The officer called dispatch to report that she had shot the man Thursday night, police said. (Jeff Montgomery/Harding University via AP)
DALLAS – The Latest on a deadly shooting involving an off-duty Dallas police officer (all times are local):
Dallas’ police say that a warrant for murder was not issued for an officer who killed a man in his home because the Texas Rangers asked her department to wait.
Chief U. Renee Hall said Saturday during a panel discussion livestreamed on the Facebook of the tv station WFAA that the state, the researchers said that they needed more time to investigate what the Thursday night fatal shooting of the 26-year-old Botham Jean.
Police say the officer shot Jean at his house and later she said that she had mistaken his apartment for her own.
Hall said at a press conference Friday that the officer would be charged with murder, but it is unclear whether that is still the case.
The heads of government of the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia say that the shooting in Dallas of a island native came as a “shock” and that embassy officials in the U.S. will offer assistance to the family of the victim.
Island authorities offered their condolences Friday to Allison, Jean, that a number of the government posts and that the 26-year-old son was killed late Thursday.
Dallas police officials say Botham Jean was shot by an off-duty officer who told the researchers that they mistakenly entered the wrong apartment after returning home from a shift.
Jean was taken to a hospital where he died.
The officer has not been identified and the police U. Renee Hall says they will be charged with the murder.
But it was not clear on the Saturday or the officer is formally charged or that they are in custody. A spokeswoman for the police declined to comment.
The mother of a black Caribbean man who was fatally hit by a white Dallas police officer who said they mistook his apartment for her own, wondering if her son’s race was a factor in his killing.
Allison Jean in the comments and with Friday emitted by Dallas TV station KXAS, the question is whether or not the off-duty officer would have reacted differently if they met a white man.
Jean, who has held government posts in the island nation of St. Lucia, says that her son is dead “just feels like a nightmare.”
Police say the officer shot 26-year-old Botham Jean after she came home from her shift Thursday night and they said they mistook his apartment for her own. The authorities say that they will be charged with manslaughter.
Botham Jean attended college in Arkansas and was living and working in Dallas since 2016.