Posted July 19, 2017 1:32 pm by Comments

By Jenn Jacques

15-year-old Jordan Edwards’ family have received some justice following the loss of their son.

On Monday, prosecutors with the Dallas County District Attorney’s office announced Former Balch Springs Police Officer Roy Oliver was indicted on a murder charge in the April shooting death of a black teenager.

The grand jury’s indictment also charged 37-year-old Oliver with four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon by a public official. Those charges were for the other four teens in the car with Edwards, said Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson.

The Associated Press reports:

Body camera footage of the incident showed Oliver shooting his rifle into a car that was moving away from him and another officer.

Edwards, his two brothers and two other teens were leaving the party where police had arrived to investigate an underage drinking complaint. Officers heard unrelated gunshots and spotted the vehicle leaving.

Shots from Oliver’s rifle pierced the front passenger window, hitting Edwards in the head as he sat in the front seat.

An attorney for the teen’s family, Lee Merritt, said Oliver getting indicted is “one step on the road to justice.”

“We’re looking forward to a conviction and proper sentencing,” the lawyer said. He added …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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