Friday, July 1, 2022

Bothan Shem Jean Update: Witnesses Dispute Cop’s Version of Shooting – VIDEO REPORT

*Here’s the latest on the Botham Shem Jean case. The Dallas police officer who shot and killed him in his own apartment, Amber Guyger, will face a grand jury for manslaughter, but may find her charges bumped up to murder, reports CBS News.

Referencing her arrest warrant, Guyger told investigators that she went to what she thought was her third floor apartment. Instead, she went to Jean’s fourth floor apartment directly above hers. Guyger says her door was “ajar” and saw a “large silhouette” inside.

After giving “verbal commands that were ignored,” she fired her handgun twice, striking Jean once in the torso. It wasn’t until Guyger “turned on the…lights” and “called 911” that she realized she was “at the wrong apartment.”

It’s worth adding that Jean’s family’s attorneys say he was unarmed.

“We will make certain that justice is done in this case,” said Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson.

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Botham Shem Jean – Amber Guyger

But according to attorneys for Jean’s family, details from two witnesses don’t match Guyger’s explanation of the event.

“They heard knocking down the hallway followed by a woman’s voice that they believe to be officer Guyger saying, ‘Let me in. Let me in,'” attorney Lee Merritt said.

The family’s attorneys say one of the witnesses then heard gunshots followed by a man’s voice.

“What we believe to be the last words of Botham Jean which was ‘Oh my god, why did you do that?'” Merritt said.

Bothan Jean’s mother, Allison Jean, wants to know what happened to her son.

“I’m not satisfied that we have all the answers,” Allison said.”There is really no reason why a mother should have to wait until the conclusion of an investigation to know what happened to her child,” said Daryl Washington, another one of the family’s attorneys.

Meanwhile, the Texas Rangers, who are leading an independent investigation, have haven’t revealed any details of their investigation as yet. Jeans’ family says they are expecting a large crowd for his funeral that’s scheduled for Thursday at a church in Richardson, Texas.




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