Dallas police officer Amber Guyger has reportedly moved out of the apartment building where she fatally shot her upstairs neighbor, Botham Jean, as he stood inside his home earlier this month.
WFAA reported that an email was sent to residents at South Side Flats, informing them that Guyger, 30, “no longer resides at our community.” It’s not immediately known whether the officer left on her own volition or if she was evicted.
The news comes as Dallas police faces criticism for releasing the details of a search warrant, which indicated that Jean, 26, had marijuana inside his home.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Guyger, told police that she had finished a 15-hour shift on September 6 when she parked her car on the fourth floor instead of the third floor where she lived. She reportedly said the door was slightly ajar when she placed the key with an electronic chip into the keyhole, causing the door to open further.
Documents indicated that Guyger, who is white, claimed she saw a “large silhouette” and gave it verbal commands before opening fire. Jean, a black man, was wounded in his torso and later died from his injuries.
An attorney for the slain man’s family said they’ve been in contact with witnesses that directly contradict Guyger’s story. According to The Dallas Morning News, the lawyer said one witness heard Guyger say, “Let me in. Let me in,” before entering Botham’s apartment. Another witness reportedly overheard Botham say, “Oh my God. Why did you do that,” moments after gunfire erupted.
Guyger is charged with manslaughter. She remains free on $300,000 bond.
[Featured Image: Botham Jean/Facebook; Amber Guyger/Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office]