Roy Oliver, the officer responsible for the shooting of 15 year old Jordan Edwards, has been charged with murder.
Edwards, who was unarmed, was sitting in the front passenger’s seat, with four of his friends, other unarmed teens, including Edwards’s brother, in a car, according to family attorney Lee Merritt. Roy Oliver shot at the car with a rifle. A bullet broke through the front passenger’s window and hit Edwards. Shortly after, Edwards was rushed to a hospital, where he died from gunshot injuries.
Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber at first said the car backed up toward responding officers “in an aggressive manner.” Shortly after his original statement, Haber said on Monday that he “misspoke.” He clarified the car was in fact driving away from officers, not toward them.
Three days after the shooting, Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber announced that Oliver, who joined the police force in 2011, had been fired.