St. Lucian man killed when policewoman enters wrong apartment

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An investigation has been launched by the Dallas police and the Dallas County District Attorney’s office following an incident late Thursday in which an off-duty Dallas cop shot and killed a St. Lucian national, after walking into the wrong apartment in her building just south of Downtown Dallas.

The police report that the  female officer had just finished her shift and entered what she  thought was her own apartment .

Botham Shem Jean

However, it was the wrong apartment and when the police officer ran into a man that she did not recognise, she shot him.

The man was later identified as Botham Shem Jean,26, who was badly wounded and died shortly after being taken to hospital.

Police would not say whether the female officer fired her weapon because she thought Jean was an intruder or for some other reason. It is also not known how she got into the wrong apartment.

The name of the police officer has not been released, however, she has been placed on on administrative leave.

The department is still investigating and will be conducting a joint investigation with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office.

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