Dallas police officer Amber Guyger was arrested on Sept. 9 on charges of manslaughter after she reportedly killed an innocent black man, Bothan Shem Jean, on Sept. 6.
Dallas Sgt. Warren Mitchell said Guyger was heading home after work when she mistakenly entered Jean’s apartment and was confronted by Jean, reports KXAS.
At some point during their interaction, Guyger allegedly shot Jean. Guyger then called 911 to report an officer-involved shooting, but Jean did not survive.
No arrest warrant for Guyger was issued for 48 hours.
Dallas Police Chief Reneee Hall claimed the Texas Rangers told her to hold off until they had an opportunity to investigate some information revealed during their interview with Guyger, notes WFAA.
Allison Jean, the victim’s mother, told KXAS that she questioned how someone could walk into the wrong apartment:
Somebody has to be crazy not to realize that they walked into the wrong apartment. He’s a bachelor. Things are different inside. I don’t want to judge her.
We are Christians. We forgive. But I need to look into her eyes and ask her why did she do that to my son. She took away my heart. My soul. He didn’t deserve to die. The explanation does not make sense.