The County Medical Examiner’s office of Dallas reported that Police shot and killed a 15-year-old-boy with a rifle at a district in Dallas.
Jordan Edward, a high school student, was murdered after his transfer to the hospital on Saturday evening. His death was considered homicide.
The 911 Call
In a news conference, Jonathan Haber, Balch Springs police chief, said that at 11:00 pm on Saturday, the department received a 911 call reporting a group of drunk teenagers in the neighborhood of 12300 block of Baron Drive in Balch Springs
After the arrival of the policemen to the scene, they heard gunshots. Later on, officers explained that they saw a car “backing down the street toward the officers in an aggressive manner.” One of the police officers, whose name is yet to be unknown, then shot at the vehicle and killed one of the passengers in the car.
“On behalf of the entire Balch Springs Police Department and the city of Balch Springs we express our sincere condolences with the family,” Haber said. “I have reached out and personally met and spoken with the parents and expressed my condolences as well.”
On the other hand, Lee Merritt, the civil rights lawyer who is representing Edward’s family expressed her anger at the police saying that the 5 teens who were inside the vehicle were only backing out of the parking lot and that they didn’t drive in an aggressive manner.
Merritt claims that the five teens including, Jordan, were at a party and they were not drinking. After the party, the teenagers headed to their car when the police came and started shooting at them.
They 5 teenagers then ran away for several blocks before realizing that Jordan was dead.
“Another family ripped apart by police brutality,” Merritt tweeted on Monday.
Many people referred to police brutality saying that this is not the first time. While Jordan’s family mourns his death, the policeman who killed the boy is now doing administrative duties.