By Theresa Seiger, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
Nov 30, 2018
A grand jury in Dallas indicted a former police officer Friday on a murder charge in the September shooting death of her unarmed neighbor, who was shot and killed in his apartment, according to multiple reports.
Authorities initially arrested Amber Guyger, 30, on a manslaughter charge after she shot and killed Botham Shen Jean, 26, on Sept. 6, officials said. Guyger was a police officer at the time, but she was off-duty when she walked into Jean’s apartment, according to authorities. She told investigators she mistook Jean’s apartment for her own.
In an affidavit, Guyger said she found the apartment door slightly ajar and unlocked after returning home from a shift. The lights were off inside the apartment and when she saw a figure in the darkness, she apparently mistook it for an intruder, according to the officer’s account.