Ex-Dallas officer who fatally shot black man inside his apartment indicted on murder charge

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FILE – This file photo provided by the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office shows Amber Guyger. The former Dallas police officer has been indicted on a murder charge in the killing of her black unarmed neighbor in his own apartment, a residence she says she mistook for her own. The grand jury indictment of Guyger was […]

DALLAS, Texas (NBC News) — The former Dallas officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man inside his apartment, which she mistook for her own, was indicted Friday on a murder charge.

Amber Guyger, 30, was arrested on Sept. 9, three days after she allegedly shot Botham Jean.

Guyger said she had left work, drove to her apartment but got off on the wrong floor and went to Jean’s apartment, according to an arrest warrant.

According to the warrant, Guyger said it was dark, she saw a figure she did not recognize and believed “she had encountered a burglar.” Guyger also claimed that the person did not follow her commands.

Jean, a 26-year-old native of the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, died at the hospital. His mother, Allison Jean, previously told reporters that he had moved to Dallas to work at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

“I have asked too many questions, and I’ve been told that there are no answers yet,” she said. “I’m looking forward to all of the powers that be to come up with the answers.”

Guyger was initially arrested on a manslaughter charge and was released from jail on $300,000 bond the same day she was arrested. She was also fired from the Dallas Police Department.

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