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Dallas Cop Walks Into the Wrong Apartment, Kills the Man Who Lived There
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=47782"><span class="small">Paul Blest, Splinter</span></a>   
Saturday, 08 September 2018 12:40

Blest writes: "A Dallas police officer got off her shift Thursday night, walked a block home, and entered an apartment that she believed was hers. It was not. She shot and killed the man who lived there, according to police."

In a statement, Dallas PD said that they were conducting a joint investigation with the district attorney. (photo: ABC News)
In a statement, Dallas PD said that they were conducting a joint investigation with the district attorney. (photo: ABC News)


Dallas Cop Walks Into the Wrong Apartment, Kills the Man Who Lived There

By Paul Blest, Splinter

08 September 18

 

Dallas police officer got off her shift Thursday night, walked a block home, and entered an apartment that she believed was hers. It was not. She shot and killed the man who lived there, according to police.

In an early morning press conference, Dallas Police Sgt. Warren Mitchell said that before 10 p.m., the yet-to-be-named officer called police dispatch to “say she had been involved in a shooting.” Mitchell said that she was still in uniform and had just gotten off of a “full shift.”

Mitchell said that when additional police arrived at the scene, the officer told them that she had walked into the wrong apartment, and that “at some point, she pulled her weapon and shot the victim.”

The victim was 26-year old Botham Shem Jean, NBC’s Dallas affiliate reported. Mitchell said that he was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

During the press conference, Mitchell declined to comment on whether or not the officer thought the man was an intruder, and said that neither the officer nor anyone else who may have witnessed the shooting had been interviewed yet.

In a statement, Dallas PD said that they were conducting a joint investigation with the district attorney, and that the officer had been placed on administrative leave while the investigation is ongoing.

We’ve reached out to the Dallas Police Department to ask what a “full shift” means and how long the officer had been living at the apartment, and will update if and when we receive a response.

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+4 # HenryS1 2018-09-08 23:10
Of course, if a black man entered the home of a white female policeman in Dallas and shot her, that black man would of course be free while the police conducted a full and careful investigation to see if a crime had been committed. Because that would just as equally been an understandable mistake, given how much apartments look alike, and mistakes DO happen. Of course. No difference.
 
 
+4 # Texas Aggie 2018-09-09 07:59
Interesting that if a civilian had done something like this there would have been massive interrogations before the smoke cleared. But since this was a cop, interrogations are being put on hold until they can come up with a coherent story.
 
 
+4 # Kootenay Coyote 2018-09-09 08:22
B. S. Jean was a young black businessman & active church member shot by a white female police officer on the wrong floor & at the wrong door. & see:
https://heavy.com/news/2018/09/botham-shem-jean/
 
 
0 # wilhelmscream 2018-09-09 16:12
Agreed
 
 
0 # Moxa 2018-09-09 17:25
How many times have I walked into the wrong apartment, thinking it was mine! And when I do, it usually takes me a good five minutes before I realize my mistake. Fortunately no one has ever been in the apartment at the time or I'm sure I would have killed them.