Dallas cop enters wrong apartment, kills Black man Botham Jean who lives there

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  1. PliggaNease

    PliggaNease Well-Known Member BGOL Investor


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    Updated at 10:30 a.m. with comments from Jean's university and employer.

    A Dallas officer fatally shot a 26-year-old man Thursday night when she entered his apartment near downtown, mistaking it for her own, police say.

    The officer was not hurt in the 10 p.m. shooting at the South Side Flats at 1210 S. Lamar St., blocks from Dallas police headquarters in the Cedars.

    Police officials say she had arrived at the complex after working a full shift and was still in full uniform when she entered the victim's apartment, thinking it was her home.

    The victim was identified as Botham Shem Jean, a native of the Caribbean island nation of Saint Lucia. A graduate of Harding University in Arkansas, he's worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, according to his LinkedIn.

    Botham Jean, 26, was shot and killed inside his apartment at the South Side Flats near downtown Dallas.
    Authorities did not explain how the situation escalated to the shooting, declining to comment on whether the officer mistook Jean for an intruder.

    "I won't go into that information right now," said Sgt. Warren Mitchell, a Dallas police spokesman. "We have not interviewed her. ... We still have a lot to do in this investigation."

    Mitchell said that after the officer reported Jean was wounded, other police officers who responded administered first aid to him. He was taken to Baylor University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

    The officer, who has not been publicly identified, was placed on leave while the shooting is investigated with the Dallas district attorney's office.

    According to the St. Lucia Times, Jean was the son of Alison Jean, who has served as permanent secretary for the island's Department of Education, Innovation & Gender Relations as well as the Ministry of Infrastructure, Port Services & Transport.

    Permanent secretaries supervise government departments, under direct management from the nation's ministers.

    Jean's uncle paid tribute to the man Friday morning on Facebook.

    "My heart goes with you my boy ... never thought this day would come, wanted to be there for you always my boy ... how can this nasty world take you away from me," Earl Jean wrote.

    My heart goes with you my boy...never thought this day would come ,wanted to be there for you always my boy ...how can...

    Posted by Earl Jean on Friday, September 7, 2018

    "[He was] a powerful singer," Tracy Moore, a preacher who knew Jean from a Church of Christ Caribbean lecture series told The Christian Chronicle. "Always a spirit of joy that flowed from him.

    "He was a great guy who loved to smile, very positive leader for the young men that we had here," fellow Harding student Romas Roberson said. "Everyone loved his voice!"

    Harding University officials were mourning the beloved former worship leader at morning chapel services, a university employee said.

    "We're all deeply grieved," spokeswoman Jana Rucker said. "He was just one of those people who really stood out, with his voice and his leadership."

    "This is a terrible tragedy," PricewaterhouseCoopers wrote in a statement. "Botham Jean was a member of the PwC family in our Dallas office and we are simply heartbroken to hear of his death."

    It was unclear how the officer got into the wrong apartment, where residents said they can access their units with a regular key or through a keypad code.

    Police did not indicate that anyone else had witnessed the shooting, but two women who live on the second floor near where the shooting happened said they heard a lot of noise late Thursday.

    "It was, like, police talk: 'Open up! Open up!'" 20-year-old Caitlin Simpson said.

    Yazmine Hernandez, 20, was studying with Simpson when they heard the commotion.

    "We heard cops yelling," she said, "but otherwise had no idea what was going on."

    Other residents of the South Side Flats struggled to understand how the shooting happened.

    "How can you make a mistake like that, getting into someone else's apartment?" said 80-year-old Raquel, who has lived in the complex for less than a year. "Don't they train police?"

    The woman, who says she never gives out her last name, said she'd think twice when calling the police after this experience.

    "Now if something happens to me," she said, "I'm going to be too scared to call police because I'm afraid it will end in a tragedy."

    The South Side Flats are just up the street from Dallas police headquarters
    (Vernon Bryant/Staff Photographer)
    Tomiya Melvin lives in a nearby apartment complex and found out about the shooting while she was walking her dog in the morning.

    "It's terrible. I hope it's just a tragic accident and nothing more than that," said Melvin, who moved to Dallas from Chicago in June. "This area appealed to me because it always seemed so safe, and so far it has been.

    "But I won't be leaving my door unlocked anymore; that's for sure."

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  2. oskie Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    How is this possible. I like how they making excuses saying she worked a full shift
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  3. darth frosty

    darth frosty Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    in other words they have to get her lie right
    All :bullshit: :angry:
  4. Dr. Truth

    Dr. Truth Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    And pigs mad talking about boycotting Nike over Kaepernick. Fuck them All!!
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  5. sammyjax

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  6. xxxbishopxxx

    xxxbishopxxx Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    Some type of way they will describe him as a legitimate threat. I hope they drug test this chick.
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  7. BitchI'llKillYa

    BitchI'llKillYa Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    She was not arrested

    She was not even interviewed

    They did not release info on HOW this escalates to a shooting

    What in the entire FUCK
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  8. saundman

    saundman Well-Known Member BGOL Investor


    Can't even live in your own place without getting shot
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2018
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  9. sammyjax

    sammyjax Grand Puba of Science BGOL Gold Member

    Right, they talking about suspended

    Bitch, you are under arrest!

    This fucking country. Cops and politicians are worse than any criminals or crooks walking the streets.
  10. BitchI'llKillYa

    BitchI'llKillYa Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    They cant. At least not in a truthful way.

    She broke into his home, armed.

    Bet MONEY, she was fucking him
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  11. Mrfreddygoodbud

    Mrfreddygoodbud Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    I think its kinda obvious what happend..

    she rolled up in bruhs house, bruh was like

    pissed ass fuck... instead of admitting she fucked up

    got indignant rather than be apologetic, it was too much for her to be professional and grown able to admit ones mistake and tragedy ensues

    of course its just my humble opinion..

    but a nigga neva wrong tho....
  12. Dirtylakerie

    Dirtylakerie Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    She was either drunk or high. From what ever the cops take while on duty. Bitch need to be drug tested asap!
  13. BDR

    BDR BeatDownRecs BGOL Investor

    Come the fuck on man smh

    All I know is that kid moms is a shot caller.. she has the resources to go after that cop
  14. sammyjax

    sammyjax Grand Puba of Science BGOL Gold Member


    How you get in though
  15. xxxbishopxxx

    xxxbishopxxx Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    I don't expect any of the initial reports to be legit.
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  16. supreme_kos

    supreme_kos Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    There's GOTTA BE more to the story....how do you enter the wrong apartment, not realize you're in the wrong apartment, encounter a person who RIGHTFULLY lives there, draw your weapon, still NOT realize you're in the wrong apartment, decide to shoot someone....
    Upon entering, if the door was unlocked, and you assume someone was in the apartment, and decide to draw your weapon, you should be conscious of your environment. At that point you should be able to recognize the familiarity (or not) of the residence....
    Unless the victim was just standing in the doorway, and startled her, why would she immediately assume a threat?
    So many questions that need answers...
  17. sammyjax

    sammyjax Grand Puba of Science BGOL Gold Member

    Why would any cops be yelling open up?

    You know she's the one that called it in.

    Let's hear that call.
  18. thismybgolname

    thismybgolname Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    So she broke into someones home and shot them:eek:
  19. BDR

    BDR BeatDownRecs BGOL Investor

    They prob was a couple or he smashed and dashed..

    How the duck she get in his house
  20. xxxbishopxxx

    xxxbishopxxx Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    She thought it was her place...couldn't get in and probably heard dude on the other side of the door. So that is probably why she started yelling open up.
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  21. playahaitian

    playahaitian Well-Known Member Certified Pussy Poster

    That is so damn blatant

    I d9nt know what's worse

    When they did us the bullsh*t courtesy of hiding this stuff

    Or just doing it with they chest out like

    What the f*ck yall n*ggas gonna do?
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  22. sammyjax

    sammyjax Grand Puba of Science BGOL Gold Member


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    I like to think that nothing cops do in regards to black folk can surprise me, but they topped themselves today, unbelievable, and you get to go home and sleep it off
  24. ak_rep

    ak_rep Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    Didn't this happen in Houston too? Seems like I've seen this before.

    Fucked up regardless. RIP to the young man.
  25. Amajorfucup

    Amajorfucup Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    Wait.. She didn't enter "the wrong apartment". She actually thought she was entering her own got dam house!!?!?!?!

    How the fuck is this even possible???!

    OP thread title doesn't articulate just how fucking insane this is. I thought the cop served a warrant on the wrong address and shot an innocent. This pig entered a home she thought was her own and murdered the actual resident!!
  26. xxxbishopxxx

    xxxbishopxxx Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    this makes perfect sense if she was drunk or high when all this was going on.
  27. Coldchi

    Coldchi Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

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  28. sammyjax

    sammyjax Grand Puba of Science BGOL Gold Member

    Im just having difficulty with that one bro

    Let alone applying the term "makes perfect sense"
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    IVEBEEN lurkin since 2001 Registered

    Oh you just shot a black man in his own house ?
    You thought it was your house?
    OK cool, go home, rest up, we' ll talk about it tomorrow.
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  30. Megatron X

    Megatron X A Prophet of Doom BGOL Investor

    It’s all a part of the purge.
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  31. BitchI'llKillYa

    BitchI'llKillYa Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    While in uniform....

    Come on
  32. Gods_Debris

    Gods_Debris Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    They can't give any information out but they know she thinks it's her apartment and that she "worked a full shift?" The mind fuckery is next level. Fucking devils.
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  33. DiGeneral

    DiGeneral Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    Do you actually think, that this is plausible?
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    IVEBEEN lurkin since 2001 Registered

    Why are they not standing for the anthem? Do they even know why they're protesting? They can't even articulate the reason behind what they're doing
  35. gdatruth

    gdatruth A Man Apart Certified Pussy Poster

    one question if she walked into an apartment and a white man was there...would he be dead?

    I doubt it
    that's why kap took a knee.

    with blk we rarely get the benefit of the doubt and the automatic response is often the lethal one

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