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Jordan Edwards: Police Revise Story on Teen's Shooting

Jordan Edwards was killed by a police officer Saturday. (Video via The Washington Post)

By    |   Tuesday, 02 May 2017 03:55 PM

After viewing body cam footage, police officials have changed their story about how Jordan Edwards was shot Saturday night in a suburb of Dallas, Texas, while riding in a car driven by his 16-year-old brother.

Police originally said that after an “unknown altercation,” the car with four teens began driving in reverse toward an unidentified officer, who then fired shots at the car. Body camera footage showed the car was driving away from the officer when shots were fired, however.

Balch Springs Police Chief called the original statement “unintentionally incorrect” in a news conference Monday. “After further investigation, I have additional information that is contradictory to the information that was provided to me,” Haber said, HuffPost reported.

The video was not released to the media.

The teens were reportedly leaving a house party that officers were investigating just before the shooting, according to The New York Times.

Jordan, 15, was a popular football player at Mesquite High School. His death was ruled a homicide by the Dallas County medical examiner. 

Lawyer for the Edwards family Lee Merritt called for the unnamed officer to be arrested.

“They have a dead child, they have the identity of the shooter, and they have no explanation for the shooting,” Merritt said, the NYT reported. “They have more than sufficient probable cause to make an arrest.”

Twitter was full of dozens of messages about the shooting, many of which said that even if he was getting in trouble or not a good student, he didn’t deserve to be shot.

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After viewing body cam footage, police officials have changed their story about how Jordan Edwards was shot Saturday night in a suburb of Dallas, Texas, while riding in a car driven by his 16-year-old brother.
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