DALLAS – The Latest deadly shooting by off-duty Dallas police officer (all times are local):
A private Christian university in Arkansas, says the 26-year-old man who was killed by an off-duty Dallas police officer who said that they were confused apartment with her own was a native of the Caribbean island country of St. Lucia, who often led worship services on the school campus.
Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, said in a statement Friday that Botham Jean was a 2016 graduate of the school. Since July of 2016, he had worked in risk assurance for accounting and consulting firm PwC.
The police says that after the officer reported that she had shot Jean, she told officers, who arrived on the scene that she had accidentally entered his apartment, thought the hare. Jean was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The police have not yet released the name of the officer, who was not injured. They say that they will be placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
Dallas-police say an officer returning home from work shot and killed a neighbor after they said they mistook his apartment for her own.
The police gave a press release Friday, said the shooting happened on Thursday evening. The police says the officer was arriving at her apartment complex in uniform, after working a shift.
Authorities say the officer called dispatch to report the shooting. She told responding officers that she believed the victim’s apartment was her own when she came in.
The man was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.
The officer, who was not injured, will be placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.