US policewoman enters wrong flat, shoots African American man, Latest World News


CHICAGO: A white Texas police officer who entered an apartment mistaking it for her own and shot dead the black man who lived there was arrested on manslaughter charges.

Officer Amber Guyger with the Dallas Police Department was arrested Sunday and booked into the county jail, the Texas Department of Public Safety said.

At the end of her shift and still in uniform, Guyger entered the apartment in a complex near downtown Dallas late Thursday and shot a man who she thought was an intruder, police said.

Minutes after the shooting, she called emergency services and told responding officers that she thought she had entered her own apartment. The victim, an African-American, was identified as Mr Botham Shem Jean, 26, an immigrant from the Caribbean island nation of Saint Lucia.

Mr Jean had…

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