A new video has emerged immediately after a deadly shooting in which he saw a black man shot dead by a white police officer after he mistakenly entered his house believing it was his.
The footage shows a policewoman crying on her phone on a walkway in the Dallas apartment block a few seconds before 26-year-old Botham Jean is stopped in a streetcar while doctors desperately try to revive him.
The officer was named Saturday as Amber Guyer, who had worked for the Dallas Police Department for four years in the Southeast Patrol Division. She has been accused of murder.
"At the moment, there are more questions than answers," Police Chief Renee Hall told a news conference. She said she spoke with Jean's sister to express the apartment's condolences to the family.
According to the police, Guyer returned home with his uniform after his shift.
She called the office to report that she had shot a man, and later told the officers they answered that she believed that the victim's apartment was his when she entered.
The responding officers administered first aid to Jean, a native of the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia, who attended the university in Arkansas and worked for the accounting and consulting firm PwC. Jean was taken to a hospital, where she died.
Ms. Hall said that Guyer's blood was taken to be analyzed for drugs and alcohol. She refused to speculate on whether fatigue or other factors, including race, may have influenced the shooting.
She also said that the Texas Rangers will conduct an independent investigation.
The authorities have not said how Guyer entered Jean's house, or whether his door was unlocked or unlocked. The block of flats is only a few blocks away from the Dallas police headquarters.
Residents of the building said they can access their units with a key or a keypad code.
Jeffrey Scherzer, who lives in the complex, said that when he returned home late at night, an officer accompanied him to his apartment and warned him to stay away from a trail of blood.
Botham Shem Jean, 26, was shot dead at her home by a Dallas police officer on Thursday night
Jean, who grew up on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia and worked as an associate of PricewaterhouseCoopers, was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Jean is seen above in a Facebook photo
The nameless white woman said she mistakenly entered Jean's apartment thinking it was her own
Jean grew up on the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia and worked as an associate of PricewaterhouseCoopers
Jean's mother, Allison, suggested that her son could still be alive if he was white.
"I did not know she was white until now." If he were a white man, would he have been different? Would he have reacted differently? Jean said on Friday in footage broadcast by Dallas' NBC affiliate KXAS.
Allison, who has held positions in the government of Santa Lucia, where she lives and where her son grew up, said that the death of her son "seems like a nightmare."
The government of the island country issued a statement on Friday expressing its "shock" for the murder and extending its condolences to the Jean family. He said officials at his embassy in the United States would provide assistance to the family.
Botham Jean attended Harding University in Arkansas and, after graduating in 2016, had been living and working in Dallas at the accounting and consulting firm PwC. The private school said Friday that it often ran the worship services on campus while it was a student.
Family and friends described Jean as a devout Christian and a talented singer. His uncle Ignatius Jean said the murder left the relatives devastated and in search of answers.
"You want to think it's fiction … and you have to deal with reality," he said.
Botham Jean graduated from Harding University in Arkansas in 2016, pictured speaking at the university in 2014
Dallas authorities say the uniformed officer was confronted by Jean, pointed his gun and fired
The shooting occurred just before 10 pm Thursday at the South Side Flats, an upscale apartment complex in South Dallas
The officer called the office to report that he had shot the man on Thursday night
An investigation is ongoing and the officer has been placed on administrative leave