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BREAKING: Ex-cop indicted on MURDER charge in fatal shooting of unarmed neighbor, Botham Jean

Amber Guyger, the former officer accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black man in his own Dallas apartment, was reportedly indicted on murder charges Friday.

Sources close to the case told WFAA that the Dallas County grand jury opted to indict Guyger, 30, on a murder charge for the September 6 shooting death of Botham Jean, 26. Originally arrested on manslaughter charges, Dallas police fired Guyger weeks after the fatal incident.

The grand jury was tasked with deciding whether Guyger would face murder or manslaughter charges, or none at all.

According to reports, Guyger told police she had finished a 15-hour shift when she inadvertently parked her car on the fourth floor of her apartment building instead of the third floor where she lived. She allegedly 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 verbal commands before opening fire, wounding Jean in his torso. The St. Lucia native died from his injuries at a hospital.

This is a developing story. Be sure to check back with CrimeOnline for updates as they become available.

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[Featured Image: Botham Jean/Facebook; Amber Guyger/Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office]