Judge gags attorneys in Dallas officer's shooting case

Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, charged in fatal shooting of unarmed neighbor Botham Shem Jean, Photo Date: 2018 / Photo: Kaufman County Jail / (MGN)

DALLAS (AP) - A gag order has been issued in the case of a former Dallas police officer charged in the fatal shooting of her unarmed black neighbor whose apartment she said she mistook as her own.

State District Judge Tammy Kemp ordered attorneys in the case to not speak publicly after meeting in her chambers Tuesday with a prosecutor and attorneys for Amber Guyger.

Guyger, who is white, is charged with murder in the Sept. 6 shooting of Botham Jean, a 26-year-old native of the Caribbean island of St. Lucia who worked in Dallas for an accounting and consulting firm.

Guyger told investigators that when she entered Jean's apartment - which was directly above hers - she thought it was hers.

She was fired following the shooting.



 
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