[Ed. – How do you go home to the ‘wrong apartment’? Had she been drinking? Was she overly tired after a long shift?]
An off-duty Dallas police officer shot and killed a man after she walked into the wrong apartment in her building just south of Downtown Dallas.
The shooting happened around 10 p.m. Thursday. The officer had just finished her 12-hour shift and entered what she believed was her own apartment at the South Side Flats. The complex is near the department’s headquarters on Lamar Avenue.
However, it was not the right apartment. The officer ran into a man who she didn’t recognize and ended up shooting him. She called 911 afterward, police said.
Responding officers found Botham Shem Jean, 26, badly wounded. He was taken to the hospital and died a short time later.
People who live nearby said they got a notification about the shooting on the app Nextdoor. They can’t believe what happened.
“I was sitting in my apartment, I heard a single gunshot followed by the commotion. Yelling. Kind of running. Couldn’t tell exactly what it was,” said neighbor Alyssa Kinsey. “I jumped up, went to my door, looked out the peephole. I didn’t see anything, but I could hear a female calling 911 at that point.”