(CMR) In an odd twist slain, Dallas resident 26-year-old Botham Shem Jean, who was killed in his home by an off-duty police officer once visited a church in Grand Cayman.
A CNN video shared the moment recently when discussing the case and the Cayman flag can be seen prominently displayed in the photo. We understand it was a church event held at the Marriott.
Botham was known to be actively involved in his church and sang in the choir. Known as a hard worker many have been shocked at the shooting incident. Botham Jean was a member of “Good News Singers, a resident assistant, an intern for the Rock House campus ministry, and a leader in Sub T-16 men's social club.
Botham Shem Jean was killed September 6th at the South Side Flats, apartments where both Jean and the police officer lived.
St. Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has since arrived in Dallas to meet with city officials and discuss one of his island's native sons. Apparently Botham Shem Jean himself aspired to be the St. Lucian Prime Minister one day.
From St. Lucia to a small Christian college in Arkansas to the offices of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Texas, the 26-year-old man is being remembered as a loving son and brother, a hard worker and a powerful singer who enjoyed helping others.
Jean was hired at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dallas after an internship with the company, according to his father. His LinkedIn profile said he was a risk assurance associate at the professional services and auditing firm.
“This is a terrible tragedy,” PricewaterhouseCoopers said via Twitter. “Botham Jean was a member of the PwC family in our Dallas office and we are simply heartbroken to hear of his death.”
His mother Allison, a former permanent secretary of the Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations for St. Lucia, was visiting New York when she learned of her son's death.
“Botham was a very wonderful young man,” Bertram Jean said of his son.
Botham Jean graduated in 2016 with a degree in accounting and management information systems from Harding University, where the father said he convinced the Arkansas school to send students to St. Lucia over the summer to do charity work.
“His faith was very strong,” the elder Jean said. “We will miss our boy.”