The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office investigated a police shooting incident that killed a 15-year-old teen in Palch Springs.
Family and friends identified the teen as Jordan Edwards. Police said they heeded a call by underage children drinking around 11pm. At Baron Drive. When the officers got there, the police said they heard gunfire, and said that a car was pulling back hard in the street towards the officers. Police said an officer opened fire.
Witnesses said the car set off, and other passengers later noted that Edwards was not speaking. She was pronounced dead in the hospital.
A family representative said that a group of five young men were at a party when they heard gunshots and tried to leave in their car.
Police said an officer has been on administrative leave. Balch Springs Police Chief spoke about the incident during a press conference.
Leader Jonathan Haber said, “We express our deep and sincere condolences to the family.” “I reached out, met personally, spoke to parents, and expressed my condolences.”
The shooting sparked grave concern among some in the community. The president ended the press conference without answering their questions.
Robin MacDonald has known the Edwards family for years. She said her son played sports with Edwards, who was a student at Mesquite High School.
MacDonald said, “He was a straight student, I can tell you he was always smiling.” “I can tell you that he was a very cool, humble, and very kind child.”
At the press conference, Baluch Springs Police Chief asked everyone to wait for investigators to gather all the information.
Leader Haber said, “During the past several hours, we have received threats on social media towards the officers, as well as towards our community.” “We want to encourage everyone to be patient.