The Dallas police officer who fatally shot Botham Jean in his apartment Thursday was finally arrested and charged with manslaughter on Sunday evening.
Police waited days to arrest Amber Guyger, a 30-year-old, four-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department, who claims she mistook Botham’s apartment for her own.
Civil rights attorneys Ben Crump and Lee Merritt are representing Jean’s family.
“Our first and foremost priority will be to ensure justice is served for this family. That includes holding Amber Guyger accountable for her crimes as well as ID’ing all responsible for this incident,” Merritt wrote on Twitter.
According to WFAA-TV, despite social media rumors,Guyger did not know Jean before killing him.
Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall said the case was turned over to the Texas Rangers, who did not issue an arrest warrant earlier because they allegedly had other information to investigate first, according to Dallas News.
According to multiple outlets, Guyger had been involved in another officer-involved shooting in 2017.
Dallas News also reported that in 2017 Guyger shot Uvaldo Perez, 47, after he took her Taser in struggle involving another officer.