Dallas police officer accused in neighbor’s death fired

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

DALLAS — A white officer accused of fatally shooting her black neighbor inside his own apartment has been fired, the Dallas Police Department said monday.

Officer Amber Guyger was fired on Monday, weeks after she fatally shot 26-year-old Botham Jean inside his own apartment on Sept. 6.

Court records show Guyger said she thought she had encountered a burglar inside her own home.

Guyger was arrested on a preliminary charge of manslaughter days after the shooting. She is out on bond.

Jean family attorneys and protesters had called for her firing after the shooting.

AlertMe
Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.