Police Didn't Do Enough to Save Mother Who Died at the Hands of Dangerous Neighbor, Cedar Hill Man Says

Cedar Hill police didn't do enough when they were called about an irate, drunken neighbor -- and a 60-year-old woman died as a result, her son says.Danny Howard Silvers is accused of fatally shooting Jeri Edwards and wounding her son and fiance.When police first went to the neighborhood about 6:15 p.m., Edwards' son, Nick Edwards, warned them about Silvers' "irate and seemingly drunk" behavior, he told KDFW-TV (Channel 4). He told officers Silvers had threatened to kill them because his mother had sprayed his driveway while she watered her yard.The Cedar Hill police department has said it did not have enough information to arrest Silvers then, though he had a history of trouble with neighbors and run-ins with authorities.Edwards said officers "blew it off.""They were, like, 'Y'all just need to get along,' " he said. "I said, 'What are y'all going to do one of these times when he actually shoots somebody?' He said, 'Well if he shoots somebody, call us.' Well, a lot of good that did because my mom is now dead."After officers left, Silvers confronted his neighbors again and opened fire on them about 8 p.m.."He pointed it at me first. I was the first one to get shot," he said. "I thought that he was just going to shoot me. I never expected him to shoot my mother or David. All over some water."As Edwards lay on the ground bleeding from the wound to his abdomen, he could hear Silvers call police."It was like he was proud of it," he said.Silvers told police that after they left the first time, he went into his home and got a 9 mm handgun.He told police Jeri Edwards and her son approached him in his yard while he was sitting on his front porch and "continued the verbal disturbance," the affidavit says. After they went back to their yard, Silvers "snapped and they went down," he told police.  Continue reading...

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