Fired cop who killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards indicted for murder
Roy Oliver, the fired Balch Springs police officer who shot and killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, has been indicted by a grand jury for murder on Monday.
On April 29, Oliver fired into a car containing Edwards and his friends, including his brother, when the car was leaving a party. Originally, Police Chief Jonathan Haber claimed that the vehicle was reversing toward Oliver in a menacing manner, but that account was later corrected to state that the car was moving forward instead.
In addition to the murder indictment, Oliver was indicted for four counts of aggravated assault for each of the teens in the car with Jordan. No date has yet been set for the trial against him.
Oliver and Officer Tyler Gross were responding to a report of alcohol and drugs at the party that Edwards was leaving. However, no alcohol or drugs were found, and both the officers and the partygoers heard shots, which were later discovered to be fired at a nearby nursing home. The officers ran outside. Oliver went for his rifle, and Gross ran toward where he thought the shots had come from.
At that time, Jordan, his brother, and two friends tried to leave the party. Gross yelled for them to stop and broke a window of the car with his gun, but the car drove off, at which point Oliver fired, killing Jordan.