DALLAS, Texas – An off-duty Dallas police officer has been accused of walking into the wrong apartment where she shot and killed a man.
Around 9:59 p.m. Thursday night, the officer got off a full shift and headed home in uniform. As she walked into an apartment that she believed was her own, the officer found a 26-year-old man inside.
The officer shot the man and called dispatch to report that she had been involved in a shooting on South Lamar.
Arriving police administered aid to the victim, who was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. The victim will not be identified until his next of kin is notified.
The officer will be placed on administrative leave during the investigation.
The Dallas Police Department is investigating the deadly shooting along with the District Attorney’s Office.