‘I Thought It Was My Apartment,' Dallas Officer Amber Guyger Said in 911 Call After Shooting Botham Jean

Former Dallas police Officer Amber Guyger can be heard telling a 911 dispatcher she shot Botham Jean after she entered his apartment by mistake, in a recording obtained by WFAA-TV (Channel 8)In the nearly six-minute recording, which has not been officially released, a panicky sounding Guyger is heard asking for assistance and apologizing to Jean and telling him help is on the way. Guyger was off-duty but in uniform when she shot Jean once in the chest about 10 p.m. Sept. 6. Jean, 26, had been watching football on his couch.Guyger turned herself in to Kaufman County authorities three days after the shooting and was charged with manslaughter, which drew widespread outrage from people who said that wasn't severe enough. In November, Guyger was indicted on a murder charge.Her trial is scheduled to begin in September. A law enforcement official had told The Dallas Morning News in the days after the shooting that Guyger called 911 in tears. The official said Guyger repeatedly said "I thought it was my apartment" and apologized to Jean.  Continue reading...

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