Amber Guyger had tied her taser to her tool belt when she shot her neighbor after entering his apartment, allegedly thinking it was her own, heard her murder case.
The 31-year-old is on trial after she shot 26-year-old Botham Jean in September last year when she was out of service with the Dallas police.
An analyst from the crime scene, who investigated the scene and took photos of Guyger after the shooting, testified on Wednesday that the agent was a & # 39; taser & # 39; had her gun tied to her.
Prosecutors showed photos to the jury who took Guyger's analyst Robyn Carr in a van of a crime scene after she had fatally shot Jean.
Photos taken by a crime scene site were shown during the murder case on Amber Guyger on Wednesday. The analyst testified that this photo showed that Guyger had tied a taser and stun gun to the tool belt when she shot Botham Jean
Guyger can be seen in full police uniform with her tool belt still tied.
Prosecutors pointed to Guyger's stun gun and the analyst confirmed that it was a taser firing & # 39; an electric probe inserted into a person's skin & # 39 ;.
She also confirmed that Guyger had tied her gun to her at the time.
Carr grabbed Guyger's weapon – of which also photos were shown to the jury – as evidence in the investigation.
The defense will cross-examine Carr on Thursday morning.
Guyger was out of service, but was still in uniform when she shot Jean & 39 in his house on September 6, 2018.
She told the researchers that after a 15-hour shift, she parked on the fourth floor of her apartment complex's garage – instead of the third floor where she lived – and found the door of the apartment ajar.
Believing that she was in her own apartment and saw a silhouette of a figure who did not respond to verbal orders, Guyger said she had fired two shots and killed him.
Prosecutors have said that Guyger should have noticed that she was on the wrong floor, while Guyger's lawyers claimed that she was shooting in self-defense based on the false belief that Jean was a burglar.
This photo taken in a van of a crime scene after Guyger shot deadly Jean shows her gun (far left) and her stun gun (far right) tied to her tool belt, the analyst testified
Prosecutors pointed to Guyger's stun gun (yellow item above) and the analyst confirmed that it was a taser firing & # 39; an electric probe inserted into a person's skin & # 39;
Amber Guyger, a fired Dallas police officer, is on trial for the fatal shooting of her 26-year-old Botham Jean last year after she said she accidentally entered his apartment and thought it was her own
In a hectic 911 call that was played in court at the start of the trial, Guyger – who was later fired by the army – says nearly 20 times & # 39; I thought it was my apartment & # 39 ;.
She also says: & # 39; I'm going to lose my job & # 39; and & # 39; I need a supervisor. & # 39;
& # 39; I am f **** d. Oh my God. I'm sorry, & # 39; says Guyger in the recording.
During the call, she also spoke with Jean, calling him & # 39; bud & # 39; and encouraged him to stay alive.
Jury members were also shown images of a body camera carried by one of the two officers who arrived in the apartment after Guyger had called 911 to report the shooting.
Officers were seen rushing to Jean & # 39; s apartment when Guyger shouted she was out of service. Guyger stood by the front door when the officers arrived and could be heard: & # 39; I thought it was my apartment & # 39 ;.
The images immediately showed the two resuscitation to Jean, who was shown on the floor surrounded by blood.
Guyger seemed to be pushed out of the apartment while the officers gave Jean first aid.
Another camera image showed Guyger standing in the hallway outside the apartment looking at her phone while CPR was being administered.
She was also shown hugging and talking with fellow officers on the spot, who prosecutors have argued showed she received special treatment.
Robyn Carr, crime scene analyst, who took Guyger's photos, testified Wednesday about the evidence (above). The defense will first investigate Carr tomorrow Thursday morning
Carr seized Guyger's weapon – whose photos were also shown to the jury on Wednesday – as evidence in the investigation
During the testimony on Wednesday from lead investigator, Texas Ranger David Armstrong, it turned out that Jean's apartment door did not close properly because it had a structural fault.
At the time of her arrest, Guyger said she had found the door to the apartment that she thought was hers & a little ajar & # 39; used to be.
She claimed that the door opened when she used her electronic key to enter the apartment and she believed she was robbed when she saw Jean.
Armstrong said it seemed that the screws in Jean's closing plate had been screwed in too far, causing these & # 39; bent & # 39; used to be.
This mistake prevented the door from closing properly as intended, Armstrong told the court.
He said it meant that the door would sometimes lock, but at other times it would not lock and close properly.
Defense lawyers said that Jean's door was open the day Guyger entered his apartment and shot him.
Earlier during Armstrong's testimony, lawyers showed photographs to the jury that compared the layout of Guyger's apartment with that of Jean.
Armstrong testified that the layout of the apartment was the same and that both Guyger and Jean had their couches and TVs in the same position.
Photos that compared views of the corridors, parking garages and doorways on the third and fourth floors of the apartment complex were also shown to the court.
When questioned by lawyers, Armstrong agreed that they looked the same.
Armstrong testified that he does not think Guyger has committed a crime.
& # 39; I do not believe that (the shooting) was reckless or criminally negligent based on the totality of the investigation and the circumstances and facts, & # 39; Armstrong said.
The jury was not present when he said he believed she acted reasonably after seeing Jean as a threat. The judge later ruled that the jury could not hear the Texas Ranger's opinion on the reasonableness of Guyger's actions.
In the presence of the jury, Armstrong testified that going to the wrong apartment at that complex was common.
Armstrong said he interviewed 297 of the 349 residents of the apartment complex. He said that 46 of those residents had accidentally gone to the wrong floor and had put their keys in the door earlier.
The percentage was higher for those who lived on the third and fourth floors – the same floors as Guyger and Jean – with 38 saying that they had inadvertently walked to the wrong apartment.
Armstrong also said that 93 of the residents had parked on the wrong floor in the parking garage on previous occasions. He said that 76 of those residents lived on the third or fourth floor.
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