Texas police shoot dead 15-year-old boy Jordan Edwards as he leaves party in Balch Springs

A 15-year-old boy has been shot dead by police as he and his friends were driving away from a party.

Jordan Edwards was hit by a bullet fired through a passenger window in Balch Springs, Texas, on Saturday night.

Police said they had been called following reports of drunken teens in the area and heard gunshots at around 11pm on Saturday.

Dallas News reported the vehicle had started driving towards officers in an “aggressive manner” when the officers opened fire.

The stricken teen was rushed to hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Balch Springs police Chief Jonathan Haber said: “On behalf of the entire Balch Springs Police Department, and the city of Balch Springs we express our deep, sincere condolences to the family.

“We will continue to reach out to the parents and keep them informed as we move forward from this point.”

Family attorney Lee Merritt said the teenager was unarmed during the incident and his group had not been drinking. He disputed the claim that the car had been driven aggressively.

Mr Merritt would be requesting body-cam footage from police of the incident.

He tweeted: “Another family ripped apart by police brutality.

“We demand justice.”


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