A Dallas police officer returning home from work fatally shot a neighbor on Thursday after she mistook his apartment for her own, police said.
Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall on Friday revealed the department’s intent to charge the officer with manslaughter based on available information.
The officer had arrived at her apartment complex in uniform after working a shift, the Dallas Police Department said in an earlier news release. She called dispatch to report the shooting and told responding officers she believed the victim’s apartment was her own when she entered it.
It was not immediately clear how the officer got inside the apartment or what led to the shooting.
The victim was identified as Botham Shem Jean, 26, FOX 4 News reported. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.