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Amber Guyger Biography – Amber Guyger Wiki
Amber Guyger full name Amber Rene Guyger, is a Dallas police officer who shot and killed Botham Shem Jean, a black businessman in his own apartment in Dallas, Texas on September 6, 2018.
According to police, Guyger shot and killed Jean after returning in-uniform to the South Side Flats, where they both had apartments, following her shift. She reported the shooting to dispatchers and told officers who responded she had mistaken Jean’s apartment for her own.
Botham Shem Jean was not the first person shot by Guyger. She shot another man, Uvaldo Perez, on 12 May 2017, while she was on duty. According to an affidavit in the case filed against Perez, police were looking for a suspect when Guyger and another officer were called to assist a third. Perez got out of a car and became combative with Guyger and another officer. A struggle began and Guyger fired her Taser at Perez, who wrested it away from her. She drew her gun and fired, wounding Perez in the abdomen. Guyger was not charged in the shooting.
Amber Guyger Age
She was born in 1988 in Dallas, Texas, United States. She is 31 years old.
Amber Guyger Fired
The Dallas Police Department released a statement on September 24, 2018 announcing that Amber Guyger had been terminated from her position. “An Internal Affairs investigation concluded that on September 9, Officer Guyger engaged in adverse conduct when she was arrested for Manslaughter,” the agency noted. “Officer Guyger was terminated for her actions.” The statement notes that Guyger does have the right to appeal the termination. Her termination came weeks of protests and demands from Jean’s family that Guyger be fired from the police force for the shooting.
— Dallas Police Dept (@DallasPD) September 24, 2018
Amber Guyger Indictment
A grand jury indicted Amber Guyger on a murder charge on November 30, 2018 according to Dallas District Attorney Faith Johnson.
The grand jury began reviewing evidence in the case on November 26, 2018, and had three options: to charge Guyger with manslaughter, to upgrade the charges to murder, or to decline to charge Guyger with anything at all.
The murder charge carries a maximum sentence of life in prison, while the initial manslaughter charge carried a maximum sentence of 20 years.
Guyger turned herself in to police on September 9, 2018 and was charged with manslaughter before being released on a $300,000 bond that same day.
Amber Guyger Sentence
Amber Guyger was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the murder of Botham Jean. She’ll be eligible for parole in five years.
Amber Guyger Nationality
She is of American nationality.