Dallas police officer arrested in shooting death of man in wrong apartment

Why There’s Still No Warrant Out for Dallas Cop Who Killed Man in His Apartment

However, the Texas Department of Public Safety Texas Rangers are ensuring that "transparency" is maintained throughout the investigation, Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall said.

Responding officers found Botham Shem Jean, 26, badly wounded.

Dallas police officer Amber Guyger is accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black man in his own apartment.

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Flanked by area ministers and church leaders at a news conference after the prayer vigil, Lee Merritt, an attorney retained by Botham Jean's family, criticized the delay in taking the officer into custody.

"If there is probable cause that a crime has been committed in this jurisdiction, it is incumbent on law enforcement, and particularly the district attorney's office, to issue a warrant for the arrest of the officer involved", Merritt said.

Confirmation of Guyger being the shooter came after the disclosure of her name earlier today by the Dallas Morning News.

Speaking at a town hall meeting with State Senator Royce West, Chief Reneé Hall said the officer has been interviewed by the Rangers and the investigation is ongoing.

'Right now, there are more questions than we have answers, ' Hall told a news conference.

No charges have been filed as of late Saturday and the case has since been handed over to the Texas Rangers for investigation, officials said.

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The St Lucian government issued a statement expressing "shock" at the killing and said officials at its embassy in the U.S. would provide assistance to the family. The victim has been identified as Botham Shem Jean, 26.

He had recently graduated from Harding University in Arkansas and had been working in Dallas since 2016.

PHOTO: This Sept. 21, 2017, photo provided by Harding University in Search, Ark., shows Botham Jean leading worship at a university presidential reception in Dallas. The apartment complex is just a few blocks from Dallas' police headquarters.

Kinsey said she could see from her patio that the lights were turned on in Jean's apartment.

Therefore, we have ceased handling it under our normal officer involved shooting protocol, a blood sample was drawn to test for drugs and alcohol, we are in the process of obtaining a warrant, and we have also invited the Texas Rangers to conduct an independent investigation.

On Friday, reporters pressed the police chief about the officer's mental state when she went inside the wrong apartment - was she tired, or under the influence? - but Hall didn't want to speculate. Guyger allegedly entered an apartment she thought was hers, and killed a man she didn't recognize, Dallas' FOX 4 reported.

Chief Hall said she has been in contact with Jean's family and offered her condolences.

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

"He would always say to me, 'Brother Berry, I want to do more, '" Berry recalled. "Botham wanted all of us to unite", his mother, Allison Jean, said at a vigil. "I hope we can come together in love".

Jean was shot by an off-duty officer who was returning home after working a shift.

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