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Community Demands Justice After Black Man Killed By Off Duty Police Officer

A community is outraged and a family is in mourning after a Dallas off-duty police officer entered a black man’s home and killed him on Thursday night.

The unnamed female office claims she entered the home of the man, 26-year-old Botham Shem Jean, thinking it was her own apartment, according to the story she has given authorities.

Authorities in the Dallas Police Department told the media that Jean “confronted” the officer, who was in uniform, causing her to pull out her service weapon and fire at Jean, striking him and leading to his death.

The officer called dispatch immediately to report the shooting and when police arrived she explained that she thought Jean’s apartment was hers.

The incident occurred before 10 p.m. at South Side Flats, a high-end apartment complex in downtown Dallas.

“We still have a lot to do in this investigation,” Sergeant Warren Mitchell said at a news conference early Friday.

“There’s a lot of information I understand you guys want but this is all we can give you at this time,” he said.

But by Friday evening the Dallas police said it was seeking a warrant to arrest the officer on manslaughter charges.

Police Chief Renee Hall said, at an afternoon press conference, that a blood sample was taken from the officer to find out what her drug and alcohol levels were at the time of the shooting.

Hall confirmed that the officer was whit but said that she did not believe that race was a factor in the shooting. She said that the officer would be identified after charges were filed.

Authorities have not explained how the officer gained access to Jean’s home or if Jean’s door was unlocked or open.

“Right now there are more questions than there are answers,” Hall told reporters.

Jean, who was born and raised on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, moved to the United States and attended Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas where he often headed worship services on campus before he graduated in 2016.

 

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30 Comments

  1. Robert Strauss September 8, 2018

    Community Demands Justice After Man Killed By Off Duty Police Officer FTFY

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  2. Patricia Gulifield Segal September 8, 2018

    All lives matter . RLS

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  3. Pauline LaVonne Baker-Jackson September 8, 2018

    Another example of why folks kneel during the national anthem

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  4. Dawna Roberts September 8, 2018

    She needs to be in jail just like anyone else who just murdered someone in their own home. Yes investigate but she needs held until hearing. No cover up.

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  5. Susan Dow September 8, 2018

    Wow…something is not right with her story.

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  6. Josh Schwien September 8, 2018

    I want justice for all the ppl the shitty kids you raised hurt. It’s ridiculous that ppl think that because of their skin color they should be allowed to act however they want. If your kid is in a gang he’s not an innocent victim. He’s a criminal who has made victims of others. Where’s the outrage for them

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  7. Beth Lasko September 8, 2018

    All lives matter but according to TRUMP and the Republicans the only lives that matter are those who pay them OFF..🚽🗽🚽💩🚽🇺🇸🚽🙊🙉🙈

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  8. Helen Hawkins September 8, 2018

    Dam right they need justice!!

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  9. Chari Hayes September 8, 2018

    And it goes on and on.

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  10. Charlie Smith September 8, 2018

    Do this when Blacks kills blacks.

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  11. Vicki Helmholz September 8, 2018

    I read the article about this in one of the news feeds. It doesn’t make sense to me. She’s a cop so one would expect that she knows which apartment she lives in or at least what her furnishings look like. She shouldn’t be armed even as a cop. The young man was obviously a man of good character. His death is a terribly painful loss to his family and his community.

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  12. Vicki Helmholz September 8, 2018

    Somebody tell me again why you don’t know why they kneel.

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  13. Shirley Hawkins September 8, 2018

    Justice on all people in American because cops killing black and white and fired trump now with pence Ryan and McConnell impeach them out. Lock them up .

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  14. April Severin September 8, 2018

    This is not normal

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  15. Paula Mattern September 8, 2018

    This is horrific😢😢

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  16. Deborah Anderson September 14, 2018

    SHE MURDERED HIM

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  17. Shirley Hawkins September 14, 2018

    Yes and they should have justice. Cops killing the black not right . It white get kill by black or Mexico you want to go and prisons all over it.

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  18. Dawna Roberts September 14, 2018

    It is pretty hard not see the injustice here. There is no way around her murdering an innocent man in his own home, Then they have the audacity to make him look bad.

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    1. Louise Dodson September 15, 2018

      Police officers carry small amounts of marijuana so when they can’t find any wrong doing (like in this case) they plant it. It was murder cut and dried

  19. Dan Fryling September 14, 2018

    It is still being investigated until then everyone needs to be patient. I live in suburban Dallas.

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  20. Ronald Christensen September 14, 2018

    Firemen, Postmen and delivery men don’t kill people when they fear for their lives !!!!!!!

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  21. Chari Hayes September 15, 2018

    People aren’t going to put up with this shit any more. The laws don’t work when the people you need protection from are supposed to protect you.

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  22. Louise Dodson September 15, 2018

    And this is why Kaepernick takes a knee.

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    1. Fran Addesso September 15, 2018

      Louise Dodson AMEN

  23. Rina Davis-van Tuil September 15, 2018

    Terrible what happened! I feel for his parents! BUT, what when blacks kill blacks, or black kill whites??? This happens far more as we know, but nothing is done! Every life is worth living!!

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    1. Kern Burden September 15, 2018

      any murder is horrible but when performed by those who claim to protect and serve it is especially vile

    2. Rina Davis-van Tuil September 15, 2018

      Kern Burden it’s either the police or the perpetrators! I root for the police everytime, they didn’t commit the crime! All lives count!

    3. Fran Addesso September 15, 2018

      Rina Davis-van Tuil WTF are you talking about?????!!!!!!!!! STFU!!!!!!!!!

    4. Fran Addesso September 15, 2018

      Rina Davis-van Tuil THEY DON’T COMMIT CRIMES HOW MANY INNOCENT YOUNG BLACK MEN HAVE THEY KILLED UNJUSTIFIBLY????????!!!!!!!!!!

    5. Rina Davis-van Tuil September 15, 2018

      Fran Addesso and police as well? No lives should be lost BY ANYONE!

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