UPDATE (9/10): The Dallas County district attorney is considering charging Amber Guyger with stronger charges, including murderin the wake of the shooting death of Botham Shem Jean.
Faith Johnson said she will present a “full case” to a grand jury against Guyger so that the grand jury panel could weigh “all aspects” of the case.
ORIGINAL STORY: Officials confirmed Sunday the identity of the officer who shot and killed Botham Jean on Thursday night.
Amber Guyger was arrested Sunday night on a charge of manslaughter in Jean’s death. Guyger, a four-year veteran of the Dallas PD was charged after she entered Jean’s apartment believing it to be hers on Thursday before firing two shots. Jean died at the hospital.
Guyger was booked into the Kaufman Couty Jail in Dallas around 7:20 p.m. Sunday night. THer bail was set at $300,000. The Texas Rangers officially took over the case after obtaining the warrant from a judge.
Guyger posted bail and was released within the hour.
If convicted, Guyger faces up to 20 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. Manslaughter is deemed a second-degree felony in Texas.