Does this video prove Amber Guyger lied about Botham Jean’s door?

Botham Shem Jean and Amber Guyger (Photo source: Facebook/Botham Shem Jean; Amber Guyger/Dallas Sheriff’s Office)

The story of Dallas officer Amber Guyger, who killed an unarmed Botham Jean, is starting to unravel quickly.

First, Guyger claimed that Jean confronted her at the door, and then she said that she attempted to use her key and the door was ajar. When she entered the apartment, Guyger alleged that she saw a dark silhouette, believed an intruder was in her home and fired her weapon twice striking Jean in the chest, killing him.

Now, media outlet Inside Edition has punched a huge hole in her story with a video tour of Jean’s apartment.

The video appears to tell the story of a Black man chilling at home before a White woman with a gun bursts into his unit, ultimately shooting and killing him. On the table in Jean’s apartment was a half-eaten bowl of cereal and a copy of the autobiography of rapper Gucci Mane. His house was a typical working bachelor’s pad with a few scattered clothes and a sandal laying on the floor. But the most shocking aspect of the video was the apartment’s front door.

Guyger claims that the door was ajar when she attempted to use her key, and it just opened up when she pushed on it. However, the video clearly shows that Jean’s apartment has a heavy fire door that closed automatically upon entry. The video footage raises real questions about Guyger’s claims that Jean’s door was ajar.

The video can be seen below:

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.