The White Dallas police officer who shot and killed Botham Jean in his apartment has moved out of the complex, Dallas News reports.
Managers for South Side Flats complex sent an email to residents on Sunday confirming that 30-year-old Amber Guyger no longer resided, but that they could not comment on the shooting, according to WFAA-TV.
“We are able to confirm that the other resident involved has vacated her apartment and no longer resides at our community,” according to the email.
Residents of SouthSide Flats where #BothamJean was shot to death in his own apartment by @DallasPD officer #AmberGuyger received a brief update from the property manager this morning. pic.twitter.com/vU38jKwNvn
— Jason Whitely (@JasonWhitely) September 16, 2018
Guyger claimed to law enforcement that she thought she entered her apartment on Sept. 6. and saw Jean, whom she believed was burglarizing her place, per Dallas News.
Per an affidavit by the Texas Rangers, Guyger said the inserted her electronic key into the lock and that it only opened because the door was ajar.
Guyger said she saw a “large silhouette” and gave verbal commands to Jean, who was in his apartment, that were ignored.
Witnesses disputed the officer’s claim and said they heard her shout “Let me in, let me in” before shooting him.
Jean’s family reject Guyger’s version of events and believe that there’s an attempt to “smear” Jean’s name following news that marijuana was found in his apartment.
Attorney Lee Merrit, who represents the family said that “[Cops] immediately began looking to smear [Jean]” when they examined his apartment with the goal to find drugs.
Guyger was charged with manslaughter and released on $300,000 bond.
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