A former Texas police officer has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for murdering unarmed teenager Jordan Edwards last year. Roy Oliver was found guilty on Tuesday of murder for fatally shooting the year-old as he was leaving a house party in a car full of other youngsters. Oliver, who is white, was fired from the Balch Springs police department days after the April shooting. Oliver killed Jordan Edwards, an African American, when he fired into a moving car carrying five teenagers leaving an unruly local house party.
Texas: ex-officer who killed unarmed black teen sentenced to 15 years
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Officials say the suspect was arrested in nearby Irving, on Saturday in connection with the Sept. The suspect's name was not released and it was not immediately known if he is represented by an attorney. Ford was found dead in West Dallas after officers were flagged down by a witness. Investigators found his body in the driver's seat of a car with a gunshot wound to the head. Investigators say they obtained a warrant for the suspect's arrest after conducting surveillance in an area of Irving where the suspect was reportedly staying.
Ex-Texas police officer sentenced to 15 years for murder of unarmed black teen Jordan Edwards
Skip to this video now. Play Video. Cop who fatally shot Texas teen fired, police say. Roy Oliver, who fatally shot year-old Jordan Edwards, was determined to have "violated several department policies," according to Balch Springs police officials.