911 call reveals Amber Guyger was worried about job as Botham Jean died (NSFW)

Botham Shem Jean. Photo: Facebook/Botham Shem Jean and Amber Guyger/Dallas Sheriffs Office)

The 911 audio was released today, April 30, 2019, of Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger’s call after shooting Botham Jean. An unarmed Jean was inside his own apartment when Guyger entered the unit and shot him. Guyger maintains that she thought it was her unit and shot Jean thinking he was an intruder.

In the audio, a distraught Guyger seems very concerned about her employment. She is heard to say to the 911 operator, “I’m gonna lose my job.”

In the call the following exchange is heard:

GUYGER: I’m an off duty officer. I thought I was in my apartment. I shot a guy thinking he was… thinking it was my apartment.

Operator: You shot someone?

GUYGER: Yes. I thought it was my apartment. I’m f—-d. Oh my God. I’m sorry.

Operator: Where are you at right now?

GUYGER: I’m in. What do you mean? I’m inside the apartment with him. (To Jean): Hey, come on, man.

Operator: What’s your name?

GUYGER: My name is Amber Guyger.

Operator: OK, we have help on the way.

GUYGER: I know but I’m gonna lose my job. I thought it was my apartment. (To Jean): Hey, man. F—.

Operator: Stay with me, OK.

GUYGER: I am. I am. I know I need a supervisor. (To Jean): Hey bud, hey bud, hey bud. Come on. Oh f—. I thought it was my apartment!

Guyger, 30, has been charged with murder for killing Botham Jean on the night of September 6, 2018. Her next court appearance will be sometime in September 2019.

The complete audio can be heard 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.



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