A Dallas police officer has shot and killed a man in his home after she entered his apartment thinking it was her own.
It was unclear how the officer got into Jean's apartment, but an unnamed relative of Jean's said that the officer's key was found in the lock of the door to Jean's apartment, after she tried but failed to open it, according to the St. Lucia Times.
Dallas police are in the process of obtaining a warrant on manslaughter charges against a police officer who shot and killed a man after entering an apartment she mistakenly thought was her own, police Chief Ulysha Renee Hall said Friday.
An altercation ensued but authorities did not say how the incident escalated.
Jean was a student at Harding University, a private Christian institution in Arkansas, where he was a member of the Good News Singers and belonged to a campus ministry group, according to NBC News. A blood sample was also taken from the officer to test for drugs and alcohol, according to Hall.
"We hope to bring understanding to the family", she said. She added that "as we continued the investigation it became clear that we were dealing with what appears to be a very unique situation".
The officer, who was not injured, will be placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
The Department of Public Safety, which oversees the Texas Rangers, didn't immediately reply to a Saturday phone message seeking comment about the investigation.More news: Olivia Newton-John, 69, reveals the tragic cancer diagnosis she kept secret
Dozens of people gathered on a rain-soaked Friday to mourn the passing of Botham Shem Jean.
Authorities haven't released the identity of the officer, who allegedly entered the wrong apartment in her building around 10 p.m.
At a Friday morning news conference, Sgt. Warren Mitchell acknowledged there are many questions about what happened that he couldn't answer.
We have a feeling civil rights activists are going to watching this case ver6 closely and the city of Dallas needs to get ready for massive lawsuit and payout. I've spoken with the Jean family, his sister, Alissa, specifically. "We understand the concerns of the community", Hall told reporters.
Botham Jean is seen leading worship at a university presidential reception in Dallas, Sept. 21, 2017.
"How can this nasty world take you away from me.this is the worst day of my life thus far.uncle loves you so much", he wrote. She called 911 afterward, police said. After an internship at the accounting firm PwC, formerly known as PricewaterhouseCoopers, he joined the company full time in July 2016 in its Dallas offices, the company said. He was listed on LinkedIn as a risk assurance experienced associate.
"This is a awful tragedy", the company said in a statement".