Dallas officer who killed black man also shot a man in 2017

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DALLAS: The Dallas police officer who says she mistakenly went to the wrong apartment after work earlier this week and fatally shot a black man also fired her weapon and wounded a man during an on-duty confrontation in 2017, according to court documents.
Dallas police on Saturday named Amber Guyger, a four-year force veteran, as the off-duty white officer who shot and killed 26-year-old Botham Jean Thursday night.
According to police, Guyger said she returned home in uniform after her shift and entered the wrong apartment, believing it was her own. She called dispatch to report she had shot a man. Jean died later at a hospital. Few other details have been released, although police said they took a blood sample from her for testing.
Jean’s mother wondered whether race was a factor in the shooting.
“If it was a white man would it have been different? Would she have reacted differently?’’ Allison Jean told Dallas’ NBC affiliate, KXAS, on Friday.
An attorney for Jean’s family, Lee Merritt, said Saturday that an arrest warrant should be issued for Guyger. Dallas police initially said they would seek her arrest but then handed the case over to the Texas Rangers, who asked for more time to investigate.
An affidavit from a case a year ago shows that Guyger shot another man while on-duty in Dallas.

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