White Texas Cop Shoots Black Teen Jordan Edwards Dead While He was Riding in Car

White Texas Cop Shoots Black Teen Jordan Edwards Dead While He was Riding in Car

These cops are horrendous! I am tired of them and their disregard for black lives and using excessive force when dealing with people. Why would a police officer use a rifle on public streets? Sick of it!!

A 15-year-old boy was killed in Texas on Saturday after a police officer opened fire on a car in which he was riding, according to Dallas attorney Lee Merritt.

Merritt identified the teen as Jordan Edwards, a freshman at Mesquite High School. The attorney told HuffPost that Edwards was a “straight-A student” who was active in sports, popular and “well liked.”

“This kid had no kind of record or disciplinary history,” the attorney added.

Edwards died, according to Merritt, as the result of a single gunshot wound to the head. The teen is the youngest person to have been killed by police in the U.S. this year.

According to the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office, the shooting has been ruled a homicide, caused by a “rifle wound.” While AR-15 rifles are popular with law enforcement agencies, the medical examiner’s office on Monday declined to identify the type of rifle used in the shooting.

The circumstances leading up to the shooting are murky and police aren’t sharing many details, but they acknowledge that an officer is responsible for the shooting.

Merritt, who represents the victim’s family, said Edwards was among “several dozen kids” who fled a party in Balch Springs on Saturday when they received word the police had been called.

“All the kids began to disperse and head back to their respective cars,” Merritt said. “As they were walking to their cars, they heard shots. No one knows where the shots came from.”

The Balch Springs Police Department said it was notified of a potential gunshot while heading to investigate report of “intoxicated juveniles” walking around in the 12300 block of Baron Drive. However, the source of the sound ― or whether it was even a gunshot ― remains unclear.

Merritt said Edwards and three other teens rushed into a vehicle driven by Edwards’ 16-year-old brother.

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