A Dallas police officer shot and killed a 26-year-old man Thursday night upon returning home from her shift and entering an apartment she apparently thought was her own, authorities said.
Preliminary information suggests the off-duty officer, who has not been publicly identified, was still wearing her police uniform after working a full shift when she arrived that night at the apartment complex where she lives south of downtown Dallas, according to a statement released Friday by the Dallas Police Department.
She told responding officers that, just before 10 p.m. local time, she “entered the victim’s apartment believing that it was her own” and at some point “fired her weapon striking the victim,” police said in the statement.
The officer called police dispatch for help, and the responding officers administered aid to the man at the scene He was then taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.
Authorities said they are awaiting family notification before releasing the victim’s name.
The officer involved was not injured in the incident and was placed on administrative leave while the police department conducts a joint investigation with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office.
“This investigation is ongoing and we will release additional details as they become available and it is appropriate to do so,” police said in the statement.
Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall is set to hold a press conference Friday regarding the incident.
The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office said they do not have any additional information to release at this time.
7 thoughts on “Officer fatally shoots man after entering wrong apartment ‘believing that it was her own’: Police”
Lies all lies
So lady (murderer) how did your key open his door?
Way more to this murdering bitches story
“Paid admin leave” ? Sick , just sickening
You people are sick in the dam head
So much wrong here , yet she’s a free murderer , maybe she should get a room with OJ Simpson
When I sent this in , my title line was not as nice
Can you really be so oblivious to your, or rather, somebody else’s surroundings as to their NOT being your own? Did this squatter move all these different furnishings into my place, move all my stuff out, and have it all neat and tidy by the time I get home from work? That’s marrying material, that is!
I’d love to hear Paul Harvey give “The Rest of the Story”.
If you don’t know were you live then your should NOT be a cop . Never here of anyone leaving there door unlock anymore I live in the woods an lock up at night.
Dont buy he BS for one second, key would never have worked on his door and as someone else pointed out how the HELL could you MISS all the different furniture?
Don’t worry, after an internal investigation, she’ll be cleared of all wrongdoing.
If I’m not mistaken, the first article I read on this incident had her fleeing for some period of time. I guess they caught here, or she turned herself in. (or I’m mistaken)
Either way, I have to agree with previous comments suspecting there’s a lot more to this story than we’re being told here. She had a reason for killing this guy that we’re not privy to at this point in time.
It’s impossible that her key worked, or that she didn’t recognize that it wasn’t her apartment once inside, but we’re going to hear that the door was unlocked and that this guy was hanging out in his apartment in total darkness for some unknown reason.
If she did flee at first, her cop buddies convinced her that she’d get off the hook, and that will probably be the case.
“She told responding officers that, just before 10 p.m. local time, she “entered the victim’s apartment believing that it was her own”
One question only (IF that ‘believing it was her own’ bullsh#t was even true to begin with)…
WHAT THE HELL WAS SHE ON???????????????????????????????????????
And thankfully, there’s an article up today saying she WILL be charged.
TOO F%&KING BLATANT TO COVER UP THIS TIME, EH PIGS????? 😡