Roy Oliver, the former Balch Springs, Texas police officer who was fired after he recently shot and killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards has been charged with murder.
A judge signed the murder warrant Friday afternoon, and Time reported he is already out of jail after his bond was set at $300,000.
The sheriff’s office said in a statement the warrant was issued based on evidence that suggested Oliver “intended to cause serious bodily injury and commit an act clearly dangerous to human life that caused the death.”
As CCN previously reported, the teenager was leaving a party Saturday night with friends after hearing gunshots. He was struck by the officer’s bullet through the passenger-side window of the vehicle in which he was traveling.
The Balch Springs Police Department initially released a statement in which police claimed that the boys were “backing down the street toward officers in an aggressive manner.” They changed their statement once video was revealed showing the officer lied about the incident.
“After reviewing the video, I don’t believe that [the fatal shooting] met our core values,” Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber said.
Oliver is the second Dallas-area police officer to be charged with murder in the last two years, and faces life in prison if he is convicted.
(Article By Jeremiah Jones)