According to reports, the Texas police officer who shot and killed a 15-year-old high school freshman Jordan Edwards has been charged with murder.
A judge issued an arrest warrant for Officer Roy Oliver and set his bond at $300,000. He has not been arrested yet. Oliver, who is white, allegedly opened fire on the car Edwards, who is black, was riding in after he and other friends left a house party.
“The warrant was issued due to evidence that suggested Mr. Oliver intended to cause serious bodily injury and commit an act clearly dangerous to human life that caused the death of an individual,” Dallas County Sheriff public information officer Melinda Urbina said in a statement.
“The investigation into the death of Jordan Edwards will continue and does not conclude with the arrest of Roy Oliver,” she added.
— Lynnanne Nguyen (@LynnanneFOX4) May 5, 2017
From the Washington Post:
Oliver was fired by the Balch Springs Police Department on Tuesday, three days after he responded to a call about intoxicated teens at a house party. Police say that as officers dispersed the party they heard gunshots outside. Then, when officers went outside to investigate, they saw a car backing out of a parking spot. As officers approached the vehicle, police say it began to drive away. Oliver opened fire, striking Jordan, who was riding in the passenger seat.
Edwards was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead from bullet fired by a rifle to his head. Oliver has since been fired by the Balch Springs Police Department and is being investigated by local agencies.
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