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Post by chamberc » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:23 am

https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/man-s ... -591760228

Dallas police say one of their officers was going home after her shift when she walked into the wrong apartment and shot the man inside.

The officer was in full uniform just after 10 p.m. Thursday evening when she walked into an apartment unit she believed to be her own at the 1200 block of South Lamar, about a quarter-mile from the Dallas Police Department.

The victim has been identified as 26-year-old Botham Shem Jean.

While inside, she pulled her firearm and shot Jean. He later died at the hospital from his injuries.
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Post by Jusme » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:28 am

This will not bode well for the LEO. Prayers, for the victim, and his family.
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Post by flechero » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:46 am

The smell test indicates a hot steaming pile of poop at this point.

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Post by Mel » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:51 am

A few questions come to mind; How did she enter the wrong apartment? Was it unlocked? Were the locks so ineffective that any key unlocks any door? I agree, something doesn't smell right.
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Post by Allons » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:58 am

So did her key work on his door, or was the door unlocked? Either way, I would recognize I'm in the wrong apartment by sight once entering.
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Post by Scott B. » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:11 am

I thought HPD was having a day, now DPD has beat that. Quick, we need Florida to step up and take the heat off.


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Post by philip964 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:33 am

Sucks for the guy at home.

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Post by RoyGBiv » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:37 am

flechero wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:46 am
The smell test indicates a hot steaming pile of poop at this point.
Agreed. Expecting more to the story.
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Post by ELB » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:17 am

Man that is not good. If that happened as first reported, she was eligible to be legally shot by the resident.

1200 S Lamar is an empty lot on Google maps and street view, although the satellite view shows it bulldozed off and some construction starting. Must be brand new apartments if the address is correct.
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Post by PriestTheRunner » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:20 am

RoyGBiv wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:37 am
flechero wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:46 am
The smell test indicates a hot steaming pile of poop at this point.
Agreed. Expecting more to the story.
Depends on the apartment. If it is a long line of 30 identical buildings, then maybe... maybe it was an innocent mistake. If it is the typical quadplex or octaplex, I'm not really sure how you do that unless you are drunk.

Here is the street view of the building next door. Depending on how it looks inside, (IE bland hotel everything-is-the-same), I could see how it happens.

Locking your doors is a dang good idea.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/1200+ ... 96.7978309

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Post by mojo84 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:23 am

Wouldn't one recognize the furnishings aren't theirs once inside? I think there is more to this story.


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Post by WTR » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:29 am

PriestTheRunner wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:20 am
RoyGBiv wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:37 am
flechero wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:46 am
The smell test indicates a hot steaming pile of poop at this point.
Agreed. Expecting more to the story.
Depends on the apartment. If it is a long line of 30 identical buildings, then maybe... maybe it was an innocent mistake. If it is the typical quadplex or octaplex, I'm not really sure how you do that unless you are drunk.

Here is the street view of the building next door. Depending on how it looks inside, (IE bland hotel everything-is-the-same), I could see how it happens.

Locking your doors is a dang good idea.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/1200+ ... 96.7978309

I use to frame apartments, condos and etc. They are usually identical or mirrored floor plans per building. However, your belongings (furniture) should be unique unless they come furnished. I wonder it he was a boyfriend or ex boyfriend.

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Post by Middle Age Russ » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:33 am

I agree that what has been reported is rather hard to believe. If the officer gained entry because the door was unlocked (assuming no signs of tampering) why did she not take that as a first clue to her mistaken assumption that the apartment was hers. If the officer gained entry with a key, why did her key work? Once inside, there should have been other cues (visual, as well as perhaps auditory and olfactory) telling her she was in the wrong place.

I'd like to think the real story is simple -- tragic though it is -- but something just doesn't add up. I pray for peace for the victim's loved ones, and for strength for the officer facing consequences for her actions.
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Post by chamberc » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:37 am

ELB wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:33 am
A few more details, not many. https://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/2 ... adquarters
If the witness statement about hearing "Open up, Open Up!" it may have been the officer "mistakenly" trying to break in.
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