DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Dallas City Council is hearing from the public about plans to rename a street in honor of Botham Jean.

Jean is the 26-year old accountant who was gunned down in his own apartment by an off-duty Dallas police officer who said she mistook the unit for her own and thought Jean was an intruder.

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If approved, South Lamar Street in downtown Dallas — between Interstate-30 and South Central Expressway — will become Botham Jean Boulevard. The stretch of road, which would run for about four miles, includes the South Side Flats apartment complex where Jean was killed and DPD headquarters.

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An online petition, that gained tens of thousands of signatures, and pushes by activist and religious groups ramped up the idea of the a street honoring Jean long before an official proposal was presented.

It was Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Adam Medrano who filed a memo, signed by fellow council members Adam Bazaldua and Omar Narvaez, requesting that the section of Lamar be renamed. The proposal was given a thumbs up by the Subdivision Review Committee and the Planning Commission last year.

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CBSDFW.com Staff