'Botham is singing with the angels': Shooting victim remembered at prayer vigil

Hannah Rogers
September 10, 2018

The white Dallas cop who fatally shot a black man inside his home last week - after mistaking his apartment for her own - has been arrested and charged with manslaughter, according to officials.

Guyger was booked into the Kaufman County Jail about 7:20 p.m. Sunday, according to online records.

Dallas police had said previously that it's believed Guyger mistakenly went to Jean's apartment, thinking it was her own, but that's a story that has sparked outrage and disbelief on the Internet and also from Jean's family.

Guyger was arrested three days after the incident after the Texas Rangers chose to postpone pursuing a warrant "until they could follow up on information that they received from the interview with the officer".

Dallace police were in the process of issuing a warrant for the officer's arrest on Friday.

The officer, identified as Amber Guyger, 30, is a four-year-veteran of the force. It was a white, female Dallas police officer who shot and killed a person from St. Lucia of African descent. But Hall said Saturday during a criminal justice panel livestreamed on Facebook that the Texas Rangers, who took over the case, asked her department to hold off issuing an arrest warrant because they needed more time to look into information Guyger provided during an interview with investigators.

"Texas Rangers released her moments ago".

The prayer vigil Saturday, attended by dozens of people including Jean's mother, was held at the Dallas West Church of Christ.

You can read about the life of Botham Shem Jean here. Botham loved mankind. Botham never saw color, race. "Botham wanted all of us to unite", his mother, Allison Jean, said at a vigil.

Guyger was not arrested for killing Jean until nearly three days after the shooting.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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Botham Jean speaks at Harding University, March 24, 2014.

Police have not released an official picture of Officer Guyger, but Chief Hall did confirm she is a white patrol officer.

According to police, Ms Guyger shot and killed Jean after returning in-uniform to the South Side Flats, where they both had apartments, following her shift.

"We are totally committed to getting to the bottom of this situation", Hall said Saturday while taking questions about the shooting during a leadership summit at Paul Quinn College.

WFAA reported, "Contrary to rumors swirling on social media, Jean did not know Guyger, a source with knowledge of the investigation told WFAA".

Many questions remain about what led Guyger to shoot Jean. At some point she opened fire. Ms Jean said over the weekend.

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

He graduated in 2016 from Harding University, a private Christian school in Searcy, Arkansas, where he was a member of an a cappella group that performs spiritual songs for churches.

Jean's family has also hired attorney Benjamin Crump, who is best known for representing the families of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown.

Jean was an accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dallas, an global company that does assurance, tax and advisory work for firms around the world.

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