Hundreds attend funeral of man killed by Dallas officer

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Thursday, September 13, 2018
Dallas officer fatally shoots man after going into wrong apartment
A Dallas police officer who shot and killed her neighbor and later explained that she had mistaken his apartment for her own will be charged with manslaughter.

RICHARDSON, Texas (KTRK) -- Family and friends gathered to honor a man who was shot and killed by a Dallas police officer in his own apartment.

Botham Shem Jean's memorial service was held Thursday at Greenville Avenue Church of Christ in Richardson.

Jean died on Sept. 6 after he was shot by an off-duty officer.

The Dallas Police Department says officer Amber Guyger mistook Jean's apartment for her own, and shot him when she stepped inside the unit.

She's been charged with manslaughter in the 26-year-old's death. Guyger was released on a $300,000 bond.

The family hopes to hold a separate, more traditional ceremony when his body is returned home to St. Lucia.

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