Dallas Police Officer Free On Bond After Shooting Texas Teen
Dallas Police Officer Free On Bond After Shooting Texas Teen

DALLAS — The fired Balch Springs police officer who shot and killed Jordan Edwards is out on bond.

The 37-year-old officer, Roy Oliver, was reportedly held on a $300,000 bond Dallas County Sheriff Department’s spokeswoman Melinda Urbina told Reuters in a text message.

After being fired by the Bach Springs Police Department on Wednesday, Oliver turned himself in to authorities on Friday and was subsequently charged with the murder of Edwards. Reuters reports that he was released on bond the same day.

The incident in question took place on April 29, when Oliver and another officer received reports of a house party with drunk underage teenagers in attendance. Both Oliver and Edwards’ friends reported hearing gunshots sometime during that evening.

Edwards was attempting to leave the party with his friends in a car when the officers confronted them and broke the rear passenger window with a rifle. Oliver fired several shots into the car with the rifle, one of which struck Edwards in the head, killing him.

The shooting sparked national outrage that led to Oliver’s dismissal Wednesday. Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber, who initially defended Oliver, reviewed the camera footage and said “[The shooting] did not meet our core values.”

The funeral for Jordan Edwards will be held Sunday according to the family’s attorney, and will not be open to public. The family has also asked supporters to avoid holding protests or vigils until after the funeral.

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