Off-duty Texas officer entered wrong apartment, shot and killed resident

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A local man has died after being shot inside his own apartment by an off-duty Dallas police officer.

Police say that after the officer reported that she had shot Jean, she told officers who arrived at the scene that she had mistakenly entered his apartment, thinking it was hers.

The officer called 911 and authorities responded and took Jean to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Allie Jean, Jean's mother, said she wants transparency from the police officer who shot her son. It's not clear what the interaction was between her and the victim.

The officer, a five-year veteran who has not yet been publicly identified, has been placed on administrative leave, authorities said.

"We still have a lot to do in this investigation". Hall said at the press conference she doesn't know whether the officer knew Jean.

Hall also said the Texas Rangers will conduct an independent investigation of the incident. "We have ceased handling it under our normal protocol as an officer-involved shooting".

Brandt Jean answered the phone at home in St. Lucia when his mother called and asked to speak to his father alone. He often led the singing at the university chapel.

The Christian Chronicle reports that he is being remembered for his lovely singing voice - he often led songs during services - and the depth of his faith. Sources tell CBS 11 News reporter J.D. Miles that the officer had actually gone to the wrong floor and put her key in the lock, but it wouldn't turn. When he returned that night, he sang the song with grace and poise, as though he'd always known it.

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"Botham was a very wonderful young man", Bertram Jean said. "This family is upset", said attorney Lee Merritt.

"I love you to the moon and back...rest in eternal peace my baby", * a href="https://www.facebook.com/earl.jean.986?tn-str=*F" *Earl Jean wrote in a Facebook post. "Lord, keep me sane".

Frazier said Jean was a bright student with a bright future ahead of him who had interned with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dallas before taking a job there after graduation.

"This is a awful tragedy", the company said in a statement".

"Botham Jean was a member of the PwC family in our Dallas office and we are simply heartbroken to hear of his death", the statement said.

Botham Jean was from the Caribbean nation of Saint Lucia, according to his Facebook page. She had been visiting NY when she learned of her son's death. "It just feels like a nightmare", Allison told NBC News. "I wish I would wake up and find that it wasn't true". "I don't know if she was exhausted but that's pretty scary", Richard Healy Nelson, who lives in the complex where the shooting occurred, told FOX 4 News.

Officer Amber Guyger was booked into the Kaufman County Jail after being taken into custody, the Texas Department of Public Safety said in a news release.

"What I've been able to hold onto today is that I know I'll get to see him again in heaven", Gentry said.

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