‘We Just Miss Him': Hundreds Honor Jordan Edwards at Balch Springs Vigil

They came to mourn a life taken too soon, to support the family members left behind and to pledge to fight for justice.A crowd of about 300 gathered at Virgil T. Irwin Park in Balch Springs on Thursday night to honor the memory of Jordan Edwards, a 15-year-old Mesquite High freshman fatally shot by a Balch Springs police officer. "I would much rather we be gathering for a high school graduation, where Jordan moves on to the next phase of life," said Imam Omar Suleiman, founder of Irving's Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Studies. "But that chance was stolen from him." Jordan was killed Saturday night as he and others left a party. As the teenagers drove away, officer Roy Oliver, a 37-year-old Iraq combat veteran, fired a rifle into the car and struck Jordan in the head. Oliver initially told police the car was backing up in his direction, but body-cam footage showed the car heading away. He was fired Tuesday.   Continue reading...

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