Texas officer kills man in flat she mistakes for her own

A police officer in the US state of Texas has shot and killed a man in a flat after mistakenly thinking she was in her own unit, police say. The unnamed Dallas officer entered the apartment after her shift on Thursday night and confronted the victim, 26-year-old Botham Shem Jean.

Jean was treated on scene and taken to hospital, where he later died. The officer has been placed on leave while the police and District Attorney's Office investigate. Local media report Jean was a native of St Lucia. Police Chief Renee Hall said at a news conference on Friday that the incident appears to be a "very unique situation". "We have ceased handling it under our normal officer involved shooting protocol," Chief Hall said. "Right now there are more questions than answers." Police say they have taken a blood sample to test for drugs and alcohol and are obtaining a warrant for the officer's arrest.

The Dallas Police have also invited the Texas Rangers to conduct an independent investigation. for more info visit https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45450558

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