DALLAS (AP) — A grand jury is hearing evidence in the case of a former Dallas police officer who fatally shot her unarmed black neighbor in his own apartment after she said she mistook it for hers.

Amber Guyger-Botham Jean

Daryl Washington, an attorney for the family of the slain man, said the grand jury began hearing the case Monday. Amber Guyger was arrested on a manslaughter charge after the Sept. 6 shooting of Botham Jean, a 26-year-old native of St. Lucia.
Guyger, who is white, was later fired from the Dallas Police Department .
The grand jury will hear evidence and decide whether to indict Guyger. It could also decide on a more serious charge.
Jean's family has filed a lawsuit against Guyger and the city of Dallas in the shooting.

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