Video footage has emerged of the moment a white female cop was arrested in Dallas for shooting dead her black neighbor three days after killing him.
Amber Guyger, 30, appears in the video putting her head in her hands as she is booked for manslaughter for the death of Botham Jean, 26, her St Lucian neighbor who she shot dead in his apartment after apparently mistaking it for her own and him for an intruder.
The shooting happened on September 6 but Guyger was not arrested until three days later.
Amber Guyger wipes tears from her eyes as she is booked for manslaughter for the September 6th killing of Botham Jean
Guyger clawed at her prison t-shirt and shifted her gaze as she was processed. She was bailed out on a $300,000 bond that was posted by an attorney shortly afterwards
In the video, she claws at her orange prison t-shirt and wipes tears from her eyes but is otherwise composed.
Guyger was released on a $300,000 bond that was posted by an attorney not long after she was taken into custody.
Jean, a banking associate who was afraid of being racially profiled in Texas, was at home alone when she shot him.
Her story is that she arrived at the apartment thinking it was hers after a shift and found the front door ajar.
The Dallas cop (seen left in her mugshot) shot dead Botham Jean, 26, in his apartment. They lived a floor apart and she claims she entered his apartment, mistaking it for her own, and encountered him. She claimed the door was ajar when she arrived and says she thought Botham was an intruder
Botham’s family say the cop should also have known that it wasn’t her apartment because of his red doormat (above)
When she went inside, she said she saw his silhouette and thought he was an intruder in her home. Guyger claimed she issued verbal commands but that he ignored him.
She fired twice, shooting him once in the chest.
But Jean’s family and neighbors have cast doubt on her version of events.
Witnesses who were in the building at the time say they heard a woman banging on a door and shouting ‘Let me in, let me in,’ seconds before the first shots rang out.
Seconds later, they say they heard a man yelling: ‘Oh my God, why did you do that?’
The witness said they thought those were Jean’s final words.
When Dallas police found marijuana in his apartment afterwards, his family considered it an attempt to discredit him and protect her.
A half-eaten cereal bowl Jean was eating from is shown as well as The Autobiography of Gucci Mane
On the couch, a large stack of pillows and blankets are shown in Jean’s place
South Side Flats apartment complex where Botham Jean and Amber Guyger lived
They say he would never have sat at home in his living room in the dark with his door unlocked as Guyger claimed he did and that she must have known it wasn’t her home because he had a distinctive red doormat.
The doors in the building are electronic and a green light flashes when it is unlocked.
On Thursday, the victim’s family held a funeral in Texas to mourn their loss.
There, relatives described Guyger as ‘quick-to-trigger’ and lamented the fact that his death was caused by someone whose job is to ‘protect and serve.’
Both sides say the pair had never met before Jean’s death.
Jean’s devastated family members cry at his funeral service on Thursday in Dallas