Officer Amber Guyger was arrested and booked into the Kaufman County Jail Sunday night for the killing of 26-year-old Botham Jean, ABC News Affiliate WFAA reported. The department said the investigation is ongoing and that no additional information was available.
Guyger, 30, of Dallas, was charged with manslaughter, according to jail records.
"A female Dallas police officer returned to what she believed to be her apartment after her shift ended - she was still in uniform when she encountered Mr. Jean inside the apartment", Hall said Thursday. "Botham Jean was a member of the PwC family in our Dallas office and we are simply heartbroken to hear of his death", the company said in a statement obtained by ABC News on Friday.
"We acknowledge that police officers have a unsafe job but that does not excuse infringing on the rights of private citizens in their own homes", according to a statement released Sunday by the African American pastors group. They didn't provide details.
Leading civil rights attorney Ben Crump along with Lee Merrit, a Dallas based lawyer, are representing the Jean estate. He praised Jean's character, noting that he drove water bottles over to protestors who had occupied Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport after the Trump administration moved to block arrivals from citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries.
On Friday, Hall said the department was in the process of filing an arrest warrant for manslaughter, but Guyger remains uncharged.
"The entire Harding family grieves today for the loss of Botham Jean, who has meant so very much to us". Martin, a black, unarmed 17-year-old, was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer in 2012 in Sanford, Florida.
"I didn't know she was white until now". Clark, 22, was fatally shot earlier this year by officers in the backyard of his grandparents' home in Sacramento, California.
In May 2017, Guyger and another officer responded to the 8300 block of Reva Street in Pleasant Grove after undercover officers reported a woman they believed to be wanted by DPD sitting in the front passenger seat of auto.
The officer, whose name has not been released, entered Botham Jean's apartment late Thursday thinking it was her apartment.
"We're still dealing in America with black people being killed in some of the most arbitrary ways, driving while black, walking while black and now we have to add living while black", co-counsel Benjamin Crump said. Ms Hall said the officer's blood was drawn at the scene so that it could be tested for alcohol and drugs. "He's a bachelor. Things are different inside", she told NBC Dallas-Fort Worth.
Jean's mother, Allison, suggested in an interview on Friday that her son might still be alive if he was white.
Mr Jean wasn't the first person shot by Ms Guyger. In 2017, she shot Uvaldo Perez, 47.
According to the Dallas Police Department's blog, Guyger has been involved in a shooting before.
Amber Guyger, 30, who has been with the department for nearly five years, was not indicted in the 2017 shooting of the suspect who had taken her Taser from her during a struggle. While what occurred inside the apartment between them is unclear, at some point she "fired her weapon, striking the victim", police said.
Guyger is now on administrative leave while the department investigates the shooting.
Botham Jean was a native of Saint Lucia who graduated from Harding University in Arkansas. 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.
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawling said Saturday that Botham Jean's family had flown to Dallas.