By Reuters Staff. The Sept. Guyger, 31, could face life in prison for the slaying. The jury began hearing testimony during the sentencing phase of the trial - Texas is among a handful of U.
Dallas police officer shoots neighbor dead after entering wrong apartment
Amber Guyger Given 10 Years In Prison For Killing Man In His Dallas Apartment : NPR
By Jackie Salo. October 1, am Updated October 1, pm. The ex-Dallas cop who claims she fatally shot her black neighbor in his own apartment because she mistook him for an intruder was found guilty of murder on Tuesday. Guyger — who was fired from the force — broke down as she took the stand Friday in her own defense, recalling the night that she gunned down the unarmed man with her service weapon. They asserted she was, in fact, distracted by a phone conversation with her partner on the force — with whom she was having an affair.
Dallas Police Officer Who Walked into Wrong Apartment and Killed Neighbor Found Guilty of Murder
Dallas police on Saturday identified the officer who is believed to have entered the wrong apartment and fatally shot the resident there, but said the Texas Rangers have decided to postpone a decision to pursue any arrest warrant. Officer Amber Guyger, who has been on the force for four years, allegedly went into the wrong apartment in her building Thursday and fatally shot Botham Shem Jean, a year-old native of the Caribbean island of St. Police said Saturday that the Texas Rangers "made the decision to postpone pursuing a warrant, until they could follow up on information that they received from the interview with the officer. The family wants the officer treated like any other person accused of a crime, with a warrant issued and an arrest made, he said. The shooting just before 10 p.
On July 7, , Micah Xavier Johnson ambushed a group of police officers in Dallas , Texas , shooting dead five officers and injuring nine others. Two civilians were also wounded. Johnson was an Army Reserve Afghan War veteran and was angry over police shootings of black men.