Authorities in Texas say a fellow law enforcement officer shot and killed a black man when she entered his apartment by mistake, apparently thinking it was her own.
According to Fox News, Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall said the unidentified officer, who is described as a white female, is expected to be charged with manslaughter.
She is not expected to be publicly identified until she is formally charged, CBS News reported.
As of the latest updates available, it was unclear what interaction between the off-duty officer — who was still in her uniform after the end of her shift — and 26-year-old resident Botham Shem Jean.
“Right now, there are more questions than we have answers,” Hall told reporters Friday.
Few additional details have been released, pending an investigation with the officer involved.
In what he called “just a preliminary statement,” Dallas Police Sgt. Warren Mitchell said officers “still have a lot to do in this investigation.”
The officer was reportedly placed on administrative leave following the shooting.
She reportedly called 911 to report the shooting and responding officers had expected to encounter a more routine officer-involved shooting.
Hall described the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting as a “very unique situation.”
Jean has been identified as a native of St. Lucia who graduated in 2016 from Harding University in Arkansas.
Allie Jean reacted with shock and dismay when she heard the news of her son’s violent death inside his own apartment.
“Somebody has to be crazy not to realize that they walked into the wrong apartment,” she said. “He’s a bachelor. Things are different inside.”
[Featured image: Botham Jean, Facebook]