Botham Jean was killed by off-duty Dallas Police Department patrol officer Amber Guyger on September 6, 2018 who lived in the same building as Botham. She claimed that she didn't realize that she was on the wrong floor when she found the door of what she thought was her apartment slightly ajar.
Instead of backing out and call for support Amber Guyger went inside and killed Botham.
She then called 911 and reported that she thought this was her apartment and mistook Botham for an intruder. She said that she killed him and that she is worried now that she will lose her job. 26-year-old Botham Jean had just lost his life.
In October 2019 Amber Guyger was found guilty of murder and sentenced to 10 years in prison.