Dallas officer walks into wrong apartment and kills man, police say

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DALLAS, Texas (KXAN) — Dallas police officers are investigating after one of their own allegedly walked into an apartment she believed was hers and shot a man inside.

Police say around 9:59 p.m. Thursday, an officer who was off duty called dispatch and said she had been involved at a shooting at her apartment complex at 1210 S. Lamar St, which is about a block from the Dallas Police Department Headquarters. She had just come off a full shift and was still in her uniform when she walked into the wrong apartment.

“The officer reported to the responding officers that she entered the victim’s apartment believing that it was her own,” Dallas police wrote in a release. “At some point, the officer fired her weapon striking the victim.”

The victim, a 26-year-old man, was given aid before he was taken to the hospital, where he died.

The officer was not hurt, and she has been placed on administrative leave.

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