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Dallas Police Officer Faces Manslaughter Charges

Authorities say the officer mistakenly entered 26-year-old Botham Jean's apartment, thinking it was her own, before fatally shooting him.
Posted at 10:57 PM, Sep 10, 2018

A Dallas police officer has been charged with manslaughter for fatally shooting a man who was in his own apartment. 

Authorities say officer Amber Guyger shot 26-year-old Botham Jean after she mistakenly entered his apartment thinking it was her own. She reportedly told police she thought her apartment was being burglarized. 

An attorney representing Jean's family said they're not satisfied with how the Dallas County District Attorney is handling the case and that "The promise of transparency to this family has been a blank check." 

Jean was an associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers, a worship leader and a bible study teacher. 

His funeral is scheduled for Thursday.

Additional reporting for this story provided by Newsy affiliate CNN.