News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 3, 2019: “‘I’m F*cked.” That’s that then cop Amber Guyger told a 911 dispatcher after killing St. Lucian immigrant Botham Jean in his Dallas apartment.
A Dallas TV station obtained the audio recording of the 911 call made by now-former Dallas police officer after she shot and killed the PwC accountant in his apartment. She also repeatedly told the dispatcher that she thought she was entering her apartment.
Guyger, 30, is scheduled to go on trial for Jean’s murder beginning in September.
Guyger, who had just finished a shift but was still in full uniform, reportedly shot Jean once in the chest on the night of Sept. 6, 2018. According to published reports, Jean was sitting on his couch watching football before he was shot.
In the audio recording, you can hear her tell Jean, “Get up, man” before the dispatcher answers the call. In a panicked voice, Guyger told the dispatcher that she was an off-duty officer and she needed EMS and the police sent to apartment No. 1478 at 1210 South Lamar. Guyger then said she thought she was in her apartment and she “shot a guy, thinking it was my apartment.”
Here’s an excerpt from that conversation:
Amber Guyger: Hi, this is an off-duty officer. Umm, can I get, I need EMS, umm, I’m in number, umm.
Dispatcher: Do you need police as well or just EMS?
Guyger: Yes, I need both.
Dispatcher: OK, what’s the address?
Guyger: Fuck. I’m at apartment number 1478. I’m in 1478.
Dispatcher: And what’s the address there?
Guyger: Umm it’s 1210 South Lamar, 1478, yeah, I…
Dispatcher: What’s going on?
Guyger: I’m an off-duty officer. I thought I was in my apartment and I shot a guy thinking that he was, thinking it was my apartment.
Dispatcher: You shot someone?
Guyger: Yes, I thought it was my apartment. I’m fucked. Oh my god. [To Jean] I’m sorry.
Dispatcher: Where are you at right now?
Guyger: I’m in. What do you mean? I’m inside the apartment with him. [To Jean] Hey, come on, man.
Dispatcher: What’s your name?
Guyger: I’m Amber Guyger. I need, get me. I’m in.
Dispatcher: OK, we have help on the way.
Guyger: I know but I’m, I’m going to lose my job. I thought it was my apartment.
Guyger: [To Jean] Hey man.
Dispatcher: Hold on.
Dispatcher: OK, stay with me. OK?
Guyger: I am. I am. I’m going to need a supervisor.
Guyger: [To Jean] Hey bud. Hey bud. Hey bud. Come on. [To dispatcher] Oh fuck. I thought it was my apartment.
Dispatcher: I understand. We have help on the way.
Guyger: I thought it was my apartment. Hurry. Please.