Texas officer mistakes apartment for her own, kills resident

Hannah Rogers
September 8, 2018

The shooting happened around 10 p.m. Thursday.

A Dallas police officer who entered the wrong apartment, having allegedly mistaken it for her own home, and fatally shot a young man could be facing criminal charges, police said.

The Dallas Police Department and the District Attorney's Office are conducting a joint investigation.

However, it was not the right apartment.

At some point, the officer fired her weapon, hitting him police said.

Police said they will release the officer's name once she has been formally charged. Dallas Fire Rescue also responded and took Mr. Jean to the hospital where he later died. They can't believe what happened. "Open up!'" one neighbor said.

Dallas police, reached by phone on Friday, would not confirm the man's identity. "I don't know if she was exhausted, but that's pretty scary".

Hall said the officer's blood was drawn to be tested for drugs and alcohol.

The police department is no longer handling it with their normal officer involved shooting procedures.

"This is a very unique situation", Hall told reporters at a Friday afternoon press conference.

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The officer has been placed on leave while the shooting is investigated. "He's a bachelor. Things are different inside", she said. The officer has not been interviewed and was not detained.

There are still a lot of questions about the events leading up to the shooting.

She then told emergency responders that she believed the victim's flat was hers when she entered it after finishing her shift. "We understand the concern of this community". He says the swift actions by Chief Hall will help stem the anger people are feeling. "I hope it stirs something deep inside of you to roll up your sleeves and work so we won't have to gather under these cloudy skies again".

Jean, a St. Lucia native, was a Harding University graduate who was listed on LinkedIn as a risk assurance experienced associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Jean was a black man from the island of St Lucia in the Caribbean, who went to college in Arkansas and worked for accounting firm PwC.

"This is a awful tragedy", Jean's employer said.

The Christian Chronicle reports that he is being remembered for his attractive singing voice - he often led songs during services - and the depth of his faith.

Harding President Bruce McClarty remembered how he once asked Jean to lead the chapel in a hymn that Jean had never heard before, according to reporting from the Christian Chronicle. "He had a passion for service and uplifting leaders".

His mother, Allie Jean, told NBCDFW her family was in shock over the news and questioned the circumstances surrounding her son's death.

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