Roy Oliver

Former Balch Springs Police officer, Roy Oliver is accused of unlawfully shooting and killing 15-year-old Jordan Edwards last year while responding to a call. On April 29, 2017, Oliver and other Balch Springs police officers went to investigate a complaint of underage drinking at a house party. Investigators said when the officers arrived on scene they heard gunshots, which they later determined were unrelated, and spotted a black Chevrolet Impala leaving the area. A short time later, Oliver fired his rifle at the Impala, which Edwards, his two brothers, and two other teens were riding in. One of the bullets struck Edwards in the head, killing him. According to Oliver, he and another officer repeatedly told the driver of the Impala to stop, but the driver ignored him. He claims the other officer in the vehicle then moved his weapon toward the rear passenger side window, causing him to 'fear for his life' and fire.