DALLAS POLICE OFFICER CHARGED IN FATAL SHOOTING OF BOTHAM JEAN
Dallas officer Amber Guyger has been arrested and charged with manslaughter for fatally shooting 26-year-old Botham Jean after mistaking his apartment for her own.
The sheriff’s office said she posted her $300,000 bond on Sunday evening and was released from the Kaufman County Jail where she was booked. Late Thursday evening, Guyger, who was still off duty and still in uniform, shot and killed Jean in his apartment at the Southside Flats complex after she apparently mistook his unit as her own.
Dallas police put the Texas Rangers in charge of the investigation, which is why, according to Police Chief Renee Hall, a warrant was put on hold for her arrest. The department had requested a warrant on Friday.