Ex-Dallas cop Amber Guyger indicted on murder charge in shooting neighbor

Ex-Dallas cop Amber Guyger indicted on murder charge in shooting neighbor
Amber Guyger was arrested on a manslaughter charge on Sept. 9. (Kaufman County Sheriff's Office via AP) (Source: (Kaufman County Sheriff's Office via AP))

DALLAS (RNN) – A former Dallas police officer who fatally shot and killed an unarmed black man in his apartment has been indicted.

The Dallas Morning News said Amber Guyger, 30, was indicted on a murder charge Friday.

The Dallas County grand jury delivered the indictment Friday against the former officer after deliberating Monday and Wednesday, according to the Dallas Morning News.

“We’ve asked for the community to call for, for the DA to call for, and for grand jury to indict on murder, because we think the facts are consistent with murder, and we cannot go below that in hopes of securing something less than what justice would represent,” said S. Lee Merritt, an attorney representing the family.

His mother, Allison Jean, said it was the outcome she was hoping for.

“I am indeed satisfied with the indictments of murder, because I truly believe that she inflicted tremendous evil on my son,” she said.

Guyger was arrested and charged in the Sept. 6 shooting of Botham Jean, a St. Lucia native.

She said after finishing her shift and going home, she mistakenly entered Jean’s apartment on the September night. Jean lived one floor above Guyger.

Jean was watching football in his apartment a few blocks north of Dallas police headquarters in the Cedars, according to authorities.

The 26-year-old was buried in St. Lucia on Sept. 24, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Jean attended Harding University in Arkansas and was working in Dallas at PwC as an accountant.

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