Dallas officer kills man after entering wrong apartment

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That's what Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall told reporters Friday when updating them about a shooting in which it appears an officer entered the wrong unit in her apartment complex and killed a man who was inside, NBC reports.

The officer was fresh off a shift and still in full uniform Thursday night when she walked into what she believed to be her apartment at the South Side Flats, located about a block away from the Dallas Police Department Headquarters. She called dispatch to report the shooting and told responding officers she believed the victim's apartment was her own when she entered it.

She is not expected to be publicly identified until she is formally charged, CBS News reported. The officer called 911 and Jean was transported to a local hospital where he died, police said.

"Now I have to go pick out your casket", she wrote on Facebook. They told The Dallas Morning News that they can open apartments with either standard keys or a keypad code.

At a Friday morning news conference, Sergeant Warren Mitchell acknowledged there are many questions about what happened that he could not answer. The man who lived there - identified as 26-year-old Botham Shem Jean - was home when the officer entered; while it's unclear exactly what happened between Jean and the officer, Hall said, but the officer fired her weapon. The officer was not hurt in the shooting and has been placed on leave while the shooting is investigated.

Authorities have not said how the officer got into Jean's home, or whether his door was open or unlocked.

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Burke said Jean came to the USA to study accounting at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. The officer who shot him was not physically hurt, according to police. So far, they have drawn the officer's blood to test for alcohol or drugs and they are in the process of getting a warrant for manslaughter.

"This is a bad tragedy". "We understand the concerns of this community, and that is why we are working as vigorously and as meticulously as we can to ensure the integrity of this case".

She said everyone loved her son, and he loved them all right back.

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

In a recent interview with ABC affiliate WFAA in Dallas, the church's minister, Sammie Berry, said that "history has changed because we lost this great young man".

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