White female Dallas cop to be charged with manslaughter for shooting dead her black accountant neighbor after mistaking his apartment for hers

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By KAYLA BRANTLEY FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

A white Dallas police officer is facing manslaughter charges for shooting dead a black man in his home after she entered his apartment thinking it was her own.

The unnamed female officer was off duty and returning home from work Thursday night when she entered 26-year-old Botham Shem Jean’s apartment.

Dallas authorities say the uniformed officer was confronted by Jean, pulled her gun on him and fired.

The officer then called dispatch to report the shooting. When authorities arrived she told them mistook Jean’s apartment for her own.

Jean, who grew up on the Caribbean Island of St Lucia and worked as a PricewaterhouseCoopers associate, was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A blood sample was drawn from the female officer to determine her drug and alcohol levels, Police Chief Renee Hall said in a press conference Friday afternoon.

Dallas police are now seeking a warrant for manslaughter charges against the cop.

Hall confirmed that the officer is white, but she did not say whether investigators believe race was a factor in the shooting.

She added that the officer would be identified pending any charges.

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