Botham Shem Jean – Dallas Police Shooting

Botham Shem Jean is the innocent man who was shot and killed by a Dallas police officer.  He was 26-years-old.

Fox News reports that the officer returned home from work and accidentally entered Jean’s apartment.  She thought the apartment was hers when she entered it and ended up shooting Jean.

Botham Shem Jean Dallas Police Shooting
Botham Shem Jean Dallas Police Shooting

Chron explains that the officer will be charged with manslaughter.  The tweet below highlights some of the obvious questions surrounding this incident.

Along with the questions above, I also want to know what Jean did for the officer to think that she needed to shoot him? He most likely didn’t have access to a firearm so did the officer shoot him because she thought he would cause damage to her personal property.

Did the officer think that the deadly force she use in this situation was reasonable? Botham Shem Jean was mistaken for an intruder and the Dallas police officer decided to take his life.  Why hasn’t she been charged with murder instead of manslaughter?

The tweet above explains that Jean is from St. Lucia.  His mother will have to travel from St. Lucia to Dallas to bury her son.  Keep the Jean family in your prayers.

What do you think about the death of Botham Shem Jean? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Jason John is based in Maryland and covers Empire BBK’s News and Entertainment. He was previously a producer for the mobile site, helping to present Empire BBK’s news report to readers. More

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