A cop went home to the wrong house and killed an innocent man.
Horrifying. A Dallas police officer entered the wrong apartment thinking it was her own. There, she found a man whom she believed was inside her home and shot him, killing him.
YOU MEAN the FURNITURE didn’t tip you off?
The officer has yet to be identified, but the man was identified as Botham Shem Jean, a 26-year-old native of the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. The officer is a white female.
His university posted a tribute to him on social media:
“This is a very unique situation,” Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall told reporters at a press conference. “We have ceased handling it under our normal protocol as an officer-involved shooting.” She went on, “Right now there are more questions than we have answers. We understand the concerns of this community, and that is why we are working as vigorously and as meticulously as we can to ensure the integrity of this case.”
According to his LinkedIn profile, he worked as a risk assurance associate for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dallas.
His mother told NBC News, “Somebody has to be crazy not to realize that they walked into the wrong apartment,” she said. “He’s a bachelor. Things are different inside and if you try your key and it doesn’t work, that should make you realize you’re at the wrong apartment. Every door for each apartment is also numbered.”