Jake Bleiberg, The Associated Press

A Dallas police officer testified Friday that after entering what she thought was her apartment last year, she shot the silhouetted figure inside because he was advancing on her in the dark and she feared for her life.

Shooting suspect Seth Ator's house near Odessa.
Mitch Borden / Marfa Public Radio

The gunman in a West Texas rampage that left seven dead obtained his AR-style rifle through a private sale, allowing him to evade a federal background check that blocked him from getting a gun in 2014 due to a “mental health issue,” a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, left, shot and killed Botham Shem Jean in his apartment.
Kaufman County Sheriff's Office via REUTERS: Guyger/Facebook: Botham Shem Jean

The former Dallas police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man in his own home told a 911 dispatcher "I thought it was my apartment" nearly 20 times as she waited for emergency responders to arrive, according to a recording of the call obtained by a Dallas TV station.