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Officer fatally shoots 15-year-old in Dallas

The 15-year-old who was killed by a Balch Springs police officer was shot with a rifle, the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office said Monday.

Jordan Edwards, a freshman at Mesquite High School, was leaving a party over the weekend when he was shot through the passenger’s side window of the vehicle, attorney Lee Merritt said.

The medical examiner’s office ruled his death a homicide, which doesn’t necessarily indicate charges will be filed. The Dallas County sheriff’s office and the district attorney’s public integrity unit are investigating the shooting.

At Mesquite High School, where Jordan was a ninth-grader, head football coach Jeff Fleener said he was “crushed and heartbroken” when he found out Jordan had been killed. Fleener said Jordan was always a good kid —  never in trouble — and had a GPA over 3.5.


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