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

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

Reporters pressed the police chief about the officer's mental state when she entered the apartment at 1210 S. Lamar St.in Dallas - was she tired, or under the influence? - but Hall didn't want to speculate. Central on Friday near Dallas police headquarters, according to MAPB co-founder John Fullinwider.

However, it was not the right apartment.

The officer who fired the shots was not injured.

She called 911 - officers responded in about four minutes.

Neighbor Alyssa Kinsey told The Dallas Morning News that Jean helped her move new furniture into her apartment soon after she moved into the building with her family in April.

They gave the man first aid and he was taken to hospital, where he later died.

"I was sitting in my apartment, I heard a single gunshot followed by the commotion".




"I'll remember his smile", she said. But given what investigators now know about the case, they chose to pursue a manslaughter case, police said. "I don't know if she was exhausted, but that's pretty scary". Hall also confirmed the department is obtaining an arrest warrant for the officer involved and that blood was taken from the officer for a drug and alcohol test. That officer, who has yet to be identified, is expected to be charged with manslaughter, the chief said. During the press conference, Hall called the case "a very unique situation". "Therefore, we have ceased handling it under our normal officer-involved shooting protocol". She told the responding officers that she came into the victim's apartment thinking it was hers.

"We're going to lift up Mr. Jean's life and the lives of others that have been killed by the Dallas police", Fullinwider said in a phone interview Friday.

There are still a lot of questions about the events leading up to the shooting. But given what investigators now know about the case, they chose to pursue a manslaughter charge, she said.

Chief Hall asked the community and the media for patience and cooperation.

Citing a relative of Jean, the newspaper reported that the officer lived on another floor of the same complex.

"We're all deeply grieved", Jana Rucker said.

Jean grew up in St. Lucia and attended Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, where he majored in accounting and information systems and often led campus worship services before graduating in 2016, the school said in a statement.

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