Botham Jean's Family Said He 'Did Not Have A Relationship' With The Female Officer Who Shot Him

The notion that Amber Gyger had a relationship with shooting victim Botham Jean has been refuted by Jean's family as additional details are sought in the high profile case.

Amber Guyger and Botham Jean [CBS This Morning / YouTube (screenshot)]

Amber Guyger and Botham Jean [CBS This Morning / YouTube (screenshot)]

By: Catherine Townsend

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The case of a man who was fatally shot by an off-duty female officer in his own Dallas apartment after she claimed she entered his residence by accident has taken yet another strange turn.

Amber Guyger is accused of killing 26-year-old Botham Jean last Thursday.

Guyger said that she went to Jean's apartment, which is located one floor above hers, believing that it was her residence.

She said that the door was ajar and the lights were off, and she believed that Jean was a burglar.

Guyger said that after her verbal commands were ignored, she "fired her handgun two times," hitting him once in the torso.

It was not until Guyger turned on the light and called 911, she said, that she realized that she was in the wrong apartment.

She has been connected with manslaughter in connection with Jean's death.

But Jean's family said in an interview with CBS This Morning that they do not believe that Guyger is telling the whole truth about what happened on the night Jean died.

"One of the things I would like is for Amber just to come clean," Jean's mother told the news channel.

Jean's family members claim that, contrary to rumors, Botham did not know and did not have a relationship with Guyger.

Botham's sister Allisa also stated that Guyger's version of the events that took place on the night her brother was shot do not make sense.

"To hear that his door was open, he would never -- and have the lights off -- he would never do that," she said. "He was like me. He does not like the dark."

Jean's family also pointed out that he had distinctive red carpet in his apartment to differentiate his residence from others in the building.

They also say that witnesses allegedly heard pounding on Jean's door and a woman's voice shouting "let me in" before Jean was shot.

Protesters have taken to the streets in Dallas demanding answers since the shooting, and legal experts have weighed in on whether officer Guyger initially received preferential treatment in this case due to the fact that she works in law enforcement.

A grand jury will decide if Guyger will face a murder charge.

Read more: CBS News, Dallas News

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