Call From Dallas Cop Who Shot Black Man in His Apartment Revealed

Botham Jean Amber Guyger

Botham Jean Amber Guyger

She shot Jean - a 26-year-old native of St. Lucia who worked for accounting and consulting firm PwC - after finishing a almost 14-hour shift, WFAA reports, although police officials have refused to release records of exactly how many hours she worked in the week prior to the shooting.

The Dallas Police Department said in a statement Tuesday that it did not authorize the release of the recording of Guyger's call following the shooting of Botham Jean and have launched an internal investigation into how it was obtained by WFAA.

A Dallas County grand jury indicted Guyger on a murder charge in November over the September 6 killing of Jean in his apartment, which was one floor above hers. Their apartments were on separate floors vertical to each other.

At one point, Guyger apologized for the shooting and told the dispatcher that she was going to need a police supervisor.

A white police officer in Dallas told a police dispatcher that she shot her unarmed black neighbor in his own home, repeating 19 times on a 911 call that she mistakenly "thought it was my apartment". At one point, she seems to question how she ended up in Jean's apartment and says, "I'm so exhausted".

"Hey bud, hey bud, hey bud", she told Jean.

She claimed that his door was slightly ajar and that it opened when she tried to unlock it. Guyger told investigators she thought she had encountered an intruder and that "the person did not follow her commands".

Washington also pointed out that Guyger seemed more upset over losing her job than shooting Jean. She has said she entered Jean's apartment thinking it was her own, and fatally shot him.

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"Yes. I thought it was my apartment".

"Yes, I thought it was my apartment", Guyer continued.

Guyger says later in the call that "I'm so exhausted".

In this September 21, 2017, file photo provided by Harding University in Searcy, Ark., Botham Jean leads worship at a university presidential reception in Dallas.

Prosecutors will grill Guyger on how and why she mistook Jean's fourth floor apartment for her own on the third floor, said Heath Harris, a criminal defense lawyer and former first assistant district attorney for Dallas County.

The former officer's blood was drawn at the scene of the shooting to test for drugs and alcohol although the results have not been released. "I'm going to lose my job". I'm f*****. Oh my god.

"I didn't mean to".

Lawyers unconnected to the case say that the 911 recording could be potent trial evidence that Guyger genuinely believed she was in her own apartment, but that alone is not exculpatory.

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