A Dallas police officer who fatally shot a man when she entered the wrong apartment will soon be charged according to Dallas police Chief Renee Hall. An arrest warrant was in the process of being issued as of Friday afternoon, reports WFAA.
The officer who is a five-year veteran, according to sources was going home after a 12-hour shift when she walked into the wrong apartment, thinking it was hers, and shot the man inside.
The officer was in full uniform when the shooting happened just after 10 p.m. Thursday.
The man was identified as 26-year-old Botham Shem Jean.
The officer called 911 and authorities responded and took Jean to the hospital. He died at the hospital from his injuries. According to Chief Hall, it is unclear what the interaction was between the officer and Jean. At some point she did fire her weapon, ultimately striking Jean.
Chief Hall invited the Texas Rangers to conduct their own independent investigation. Dallas PD says they are conducting a joint investigation with the DA.