BALCH SPRINGS, TX — There’s outrage and confusion after a Balch Springs officer fired into a car filled with teens, killing an unarmed 15-year-old boy.
Police have not released the victim’s name, but community leaders have identified him as 15-year-old Jordan Edwards. He was a freshman at Mesquite High School.
Just heard from the devastated family of an unarmed 15 y/o boy who was shot & killed by police outside of Dallas, TX last night.
— Shaun King (@shaunking) April 30, 2017
According to a Facebook post from Balch Springs PD, this started late Saturday night as call about underage drinking in the 12300 block of Baron Drive.
“There was an unknown altercation with a vehicle backing down the street towards the officers in an aggressive manner. An officer shot at the vehicle, striking the front seat passenger. One of the individuals was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.”
Investigators say Jordan was a passenger in the car.
The name of the officer has not been released. Balch Springs is conducting an internal investigation, but the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department will take the lead on the case.