Dallas police fire officer who fatally shot man in his own apartment

Amber Guyger fired, Dallas police confirm

By Mariah Medina - Digital Journalist
Kaufman County Jail, LinkedIn via CNN

Amber Guyger, Botham Shem Jean

DALLAS - The Dallas Police Department on Monday fired one of its officers who fatally shot an unarmed black man in his own apartment earlier this month.

Amber Guyger's employment with the police department was terminated Monday following a hearing.

Dallas police Chief Reneé Hall fired Guyger after an internal affairs investigation found that Guyger "engaged in adverse conduct when she was arrested for manslaughter" in connection with the killing of Botham Shem Jean.

Guyger had returned from work on the evening of Sept. 6, but had mistakenly entered Jean's apartment.

Police said Guyger, who was dressed in full uniform, shot Jean in his apartment. Jean was pronounced dead at an area hospital.

The Dallas Police Department called on the Texas Rangers to take over the investigation "to eliminate the appearance of any potential bias," the police department said in a news release.

Guyger was arrested three days after the incident after the Texas Rangers decided to postpone pursuing a warrant "until they could follow up on information that they received from the interview with the officer."

Guyger has been out on bond since she was arrested.

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