Funeral Today For Botham Jean, Man Killed In Apartment By DPD Officer

RICHARDSON (CBSDFW.COM) – Today friends and family will gather for the funeral of Botham Shem Jean, the man shot and killed a week ago in his apartment by an off-duty Dallas police officer who said she mistook the unit for her own.

Hundreds of people are expected to attend the service honoring the 26-year-old’s life and legacy. Jean’s funeral was moved to the Greenville Avenue Church of Christ in Richardson, to accommodate the anticipated crowd.

Officer Amber Guyger is charged with manslaughter for Jean’s death. She is out on bond. Neither Guyger nor her family, or Dallas police officers who know her, are commenting on the shooting.

There have been a number of demonstrations and protests in the wake of Jean’s death. An estimated 100 people took over Monday’s Dallas City Council Meeting in vocal protest. Mayor Mike Rawlings temporarily halted the proceedings as…

Original published: 2018-09-13 07:30:47 Read the full Dallas News here


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