Dallas Police Fire Officer Who Killed Botham Jean In His Own Home

Amber Guyger with others

The Dallas Police Department on Monday fired one of its officers who fatally shot an unarmed black man in his own apartment earlier this month.

The Dallas Police Department fired Officer Amber Guyger on Monday, weeks after she fatally shot 26-year-old Botham Jean inside his own apartment on September 6.

Police said Guyger, who was dressed in full uniform, shot Jean in his apartment.

Ms Guyger is now out on bail, pending a criminal trial. When she opened the door fully, Guyger saw a "large silhouette" across the room and began giving commands, which Jean "ignored", the affidavit said.

According to the police department, Guyger was terminated during a hearing with the chief Monday morning.

In a statement released on Twitter, the department concluded that Guyger "engaged in adverse behavior" when she shot and killed Jean.

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Police had been criticised for not immediately identifying the officer that killed Jean, who the mayor called a "model citizen".

Guyger is allowed to appeal the decision under civil service rules, police said. Hall's chief of staff said the investigation had been put on hold until the criminal charges she faced were resolved.

Guyger was on the force since 2013. A neighbor told police that he "heard an exchange of words, immediately followed by at least two gunshots", the search warrant affidavit said.

Guyger was arrested on a preliminary charge of manslaughter days after the shooting. The Dallas County District Attorney's office is also conducting its own investigation.

This is a developing story.

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