White Police Officer Amber Guyger FIRED After Killing Black Neighbor Botham Jean

Amber Guyger
This photo provided by the Kaufman County Sheriff's Office shows Amber Renee Guyger. Guyger, a Dallas police officer, was arrested Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, on a manslaughter warrant in the shooting of a black man at his home, Texas authorities said. The Texas Department of Public Safety said in a news release that Guyger was booked into the Kaufman County Jail and that the investigation is ongoing. It said no additional information is available at this time. (Kaufman County Sheriff's Office via AP)

White Police Officer Amber Guyger FIRED After Killing Black Neighbor Botham Jean

The white female police officer who fatally shot her black neighbor inside his own apartment has finally been fired. The Dallas Police Department fired Officer Amber Guyger on Monday, weeks after she fatally shot her 26-year-old neighbor Botham Jean inside his own apartment on Sept. 6.

Amber Guyger told investigators that she was returning home after her shift to the South Side Flats apartment complex.

Guyger claims to have put her key in the apartment door, which was “unlocked and slightly ajar,”. As she entered, she saw a figure in the darkness that cast a large silhouette across the room, according to the officer’s account.

However, it was discovered that Guyger had parked on the wrong floor and attempted to enter the wrong apartment. Contrary to Guyger’s statements, Jean’s attorney says witnesses heard someone banging on Jean’s door that night, shouting “let me in!”

The Dallas County district attorney’s office seized the locks from the two South Side Flats apartments. The DA’s office obtained a search warrant on Sept. 11, which permits them to pull any data from the electronic locks—namely, when the doors were locked and unlocked.

Although Guyger was arrested on a charge of manslaughter, she is free on bond.

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