Ms Guyger, a four-year veteran of the police force, hadn't been charged as of today, according to city of Dallas and Dallas County online records.
The news of Guyger's arrest broke on the evening of September 9, 2018 after two days of confusion about whether Guyger, 30, would face charges in the freakish shooting death of Botham Shem Jean, a Saint Lucian man who moved to America to attend a Christian college and later got a job in risk assessment for a prominent company in Dallas.
The Dallas shooting occurred at an upscale apartment complex just one block from the police department, south of downtown. She then shot Jean, who died of gunshot wounds on the way to the hospital. Following the Dallas Police Department's "normal officer-involved shooting protocol", the Texas Rangers were brought in to conduct an independent investigation, officials said.
Speaking at a town hall meeting with State Senator Royce West, Chief Reneé Hall said the officer has been interviewed by the Rangers and the investigation is ongoing. Investigators haven't released the results of those tests. In 2017, Guyger shot 47-year-old Uvaldo Perez, who had wrestled a Taser away from her.
But he says they want Guyger "to be treated like every other citizen, and where there is evidence that they've committed a crime, that there's a warrant to be issued and an arrest to be made". "Would she have reacted differently?" "We are here to express our outrage, and we are here to demand accountability", said Imam Omar Suleiman, an activist, at the event organised by the Dallas-based Mothers Against Police Brutality group.
The almost two-hour vigil ended with Allison Jean, Botham Jean's mother, saying her son "did everything with a passion", including serving the Lord.
"I need to look into her eyes and ask her why did she do that to my son", Allison Jean told NBC News. He later found out it hadn't, Merritt said, so he did not name Guyger again at the press conference.
"Somebody has to be insane not to realize that they walked into the wrong apartment", Allie Jean said.
Jean wasn't the first person shot by Guyger.
Court documents show that the Dallas police officer involved in the fatal shooting of a black man earlier this week also shot a man during a confrontation in 2017. An affidavit indicates a man identified as Uvaldo Perez got out of a auto and became combative with Guyger and another officer. Perez got out of a auto and became combative with Guyger and another officer. At some point she opened fire.
Jean was a native of the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, a 2016 graduate of Harding University ― a private Christian institution in Arkansas ― and employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dallas, the company said. The family asked that Jean be remembered as a youth pastor, singer and good friend and family member - and not as the focus of speculation or political agendas, the station reported.
Among those who offered prayers was Todd Gentry, college minister for the College Church of Christ in Searcy, where Botham Jean served as a ministry intern while at Harding. "God gave me an angel".
"Super scary because the police are supposed to protect you and then they come home and you're just hanging out in your own house and then they come home thinking they're home or whatever", he said.