Authorities identified Amber Guygerthe as the Dallas police officer who reportedly fatally shot her neighbor, and was previously reportedly involved in a one on-duty shooting during her four years with the Dallas Police Department.
Guyger has not yet been charged in the Thursday incident that lead to the death of 26-year-old Botham Jean, a black man, reported Fox News. Guyger is white.
Guyger, 30, was never charged in the May 2017 incident in which she shot a man who took her stun gun. He was wounded but recovered, reported Fox News.
Guyger’s name was first released by the Dallas Morning News, prompting Dallas Police to confirm her involvement, reported Fox News. Guyger is not being charged while the Texas Rangers conduct an investigation into Jean’s death, although Dallas police Chief Renee Hall was ready to charge her with manslaughter, reported Fox News.
Guyger thought Jean’s apartment was her own and acted as if he were an intruder, according to CNN. The incident took place in the South Side Flats apartment complex where both Jean and Guyger resided in Dallas on Thursday night. (RELATED: Report: Trump Administration Met With Venezuelans Plotting A Military Coup)
Our office has been retained to represent the estate of #BothamShemJean. Our first & foremost priority will be to ensure justice is served for this family. That includes holding Amber Guyger accountable for her crimes as well as ID’ing all responsible for enabling this incident. pic.twitter.com/p9tJAiJZOi
— S. Lee Merritt, Esq. (@MeritLaw) September 8, 2018
First responders found Jean “badly wounded” and he died in the hospital, according to Fox News. Jean was born in the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia and had been working in Dallas since 2016, reported Fox News.
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