The Dallas police officer who killed an accountant in his own apartment has been fired from the Dallas police force.
According to an internal affairs report obtained by the NY Daily News, Amber Guyger, 30, was terminated from the department for engaging “in adverse conduct” that resulted in the death of 26-year-old accountant Botham Shem Jean on Sept. 6.
Guyger claimed she shot Jean in his own apartment because she mistakenly believed he was an intruder in her apartment. Her apartment is located directly below Jean’s unit at the South Side Flats complex.
Guyger told investigators Jean’s apartment door was “slightly ajar” and opened fully from the pressure of inserting her key in his door lock. She claimed she saw a “large silhouette” inside the apartment. She fired twice, killing Jean, when he did not comply with her verbal commands.
Police Chief U. Renee Hall informed Guyger of her termination during a hearing on Monday.
“Officer Guyger was terminated for her actions,” Hall said in a press release on Monday.
Guyger was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Jean. She posted bond of $300,000 and was released. She moved out of the South Side Flats a week later.