The white Dallas police officer accused of killing her unarmed black neighbor after mistakenly entering his apartment told dispatchers “I’m going to lose my job” after the fatal shooting.
Amber Guyger, who was later fired from the force, is also heard apologizing to Botham Jean in the 911 recording obtained by TV station WFAA.
“I’m an off duty officer. I thought I was in my apartment and I shot a guy thinking he was, thinking it was my apartment,” Guyger can be heard saying.
“You shot someone?” the dispatcher responds.
“Yes. I thought it was my apartment. I’m [expletive]. Oh my god. I’m sorry.”
When the dispatcher says that help is on the way, Guyger responds by saying, “I know but I’m, I’m going to lose my job. I thought it was my apartment.”
Guyger, who has been indicted for murder in connection with the September shooting, repeated that she believed it was her apartment about 20 times.
“I thought it was my apartment. I thought it was apartment. I could have sworn I parked on the third floor,” she said at one point.
She later said: “Holy [expletive]. I thought it was my apartment. I thought it was my apartment. Holy [expletive]. I thought it was my apartment. Oh my god. [Expletive].”
Guyger is scheduled to go on trial for murder later this year. It was revealed last weeek that prosecutors have dropped at least nine cases that Guyger was involved in.
One prosecutor asked that a case be dismissed because Guyger had been accused of “murdering an innocent man in his own home,” according to The Dallas Morning News.
“It is entirely normal for the district attorney’s office to be wary of calling that officer as a witness against another defendant,” Dallas defense lawyer Chris Knox, who is not working on a Guyger case, told the newspaper.