Gunfire Before Jordan Edwards Shooting Came From Nursing Home Parking Lot, Investigators Find

BALCH SPRINGS -- The gunfire that rang out minutes before an officer fatally shot 15-year-old Jordan Edwards had nothing and everything to do with his death.Fired Officer Roy Oliver heard the gunshots and left the teenagers’ house party he was investigating and grabbed his rifle. The gunfire scared Jordan, his brothers and two friends, and they jumped in their car to leave.Those shots may have little to do with the criminal case against Oliver, who faces a murder charge in Jordan’s death. But people have wondered where the gunfire came from -- or whether what people heard was even gunfire.It was gunfire and where it came from is now clear.Four shell casings were recovered from the parking lot of the nearby Balch Springs Nursing Home, two law enforcement officials said Thursday, on the condition that they not be identified by name. Orange paint marked where the casings were recovered. It’s possible a fifth shot was fired, one of the officials said.The shots probably were fired into the air.Authorities are still searching for who fired the shots in the minutes before Oliver killed Jordan.A green grassy ditch, lush with pink buttercups, lies between the parking lot and the intersection where Jordan was shot. A memorial of white and red artificial flowers and four candles sit nearby.  Continue reading...

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