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

Wednesday, 12 Sep, 2018

A white Dallas police officer who said she mistook a black neighbor's apartment for her own fatally shot that person, and authorities are seeking manslaughter charges, police said Friday.

Dallas Police Chief Rene Hall said in the interest of being as transparent as possible, she has invited the Texas Rangers to take over the investigation. He died shortly after.

After completing her shift Thursday, the officer went to her apartment building across the street from the Dallas Police Department's headquarters shortly before 10 p.m.

The officer, who has not immediately been identified, has been placed on administrative leave during the investigation, NBC News reported.

"Right now there are more questions than answers", Hall said.

"We still have a lot to do in this investigation", Mitchell said, as quoted by NBC News.

The case, according to police, is now being privately investigated. "Then at some point she fired her weapon striking the victim". His death sparked an outpouring of support and demand for police accountability on Twitter and Facebook, including in his home country, St. Lucia, according to the Times.

Former classmates from Harding University told the ChristianChronicle.org that he was known for his deep faith and his lovely singing voice. He was a resident assistant, an intern for the Rock House campus ministry, a leader in Sub T-16 men's social club and a member of the Good News Singers a capella group.

Harding University President Bruce McLarty asked Jean to lead the singing of a particular old hymn in chapel, according to the post.

Jeffrey Scherzer, who lives there, said when he returned home late at night an officer escorted him to his apartment and warned him to steer clear of a blood trail. A family friend said that Allison Jean could not comment Friday because she was receiving chemotherapy treatment. It's unclear what, if anything, was said before Jean was shot.

Jean worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dallas, an worldwide company that does assurance, tax and advisory work for companies around the world.

Botham's employer, PricewaterhouseCoopers, issued the following statement: "This is a bad tragedy".

He graduated in 2016 with a double major in accounting and information systems from Harding University in Searcy, said Allen Frazier, dean of the College of Business at Harding.

Jean, a native of Saint Lucia and a graduate of Harding University in Arkansas, who worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, a tax and consulting service based in the United Kingdom, according to the Dallas Morning News. She was visiting a daughter in Florida when she learned her son had been killed. I'm getting calls from all over the world. It just feels like a nightmare.