911 Call Amber Guyger Made After Botham Jean Shooting Released
The 6-minute 911 call former officer Amber Guyger made after she “accidentally” shot her black neighbor Botham Jean has finally been released.
As previously reported Guyger who gunned down Botham Jean in September was indicted for murder and she still claims that she shot the unarmed man after mistaking his apartment for her own. Her trial is set for this forthcoming September.
WFAA has obtained the 911 call Guyger made after the shooting and she’s clearly panicked and continuously tells the 911 operator she’s “done” and will “lose her job.”
“I thought it was my apartment,” Guyger repeats 19 times on the recording.
She also can be heard talking to Jean, telling him at one point, “I didn’t mean to. I didn’t mean to. I didn’t mean to. I’m sorry.”
A transcript of the call has been released via WFAA:
“This is an off duty officer,” Guyger tells the operator. “Can I get, I need to get EMS.”
“Do you need police as well or just EMS?” the operator responds.
“Yes, I need both,” Guyger says, heavily breathing.
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When the operator asks her where she’s at, it sounds like she is checking the apartment number and realizes she’s not in hers.
“What’s going on?” the operator asks.
“I thought I was in my apartment and I shot a guy thinking he was, thinking it was my apartment,” Guyger says.
“You shot someone?” the operator asks.
“I thought it was my apartment. I’m [expletive],” Guyger responds. “Oh my God. I’m sorry.”
In the recording, you can hear Jean’s moaning in the background.
While Guyger’s continuing to claim that she didn’t know Botham Jean and mistook his apartment for her own, a neighbor told police that he heard an exchange of words, followed by at least two gunshots.
If you’d like to listen to the 911 call it’s below.
We’re continuing to pray for Botham Jean’s family and hope justice is served.