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Police found no alcohol, drugs at party where cop shot Texas teen


No alcohol or drugs were found at party in Balch Springs, TX that eventually resulted in a police officer fatally shooting a 15-year-old after a 911 call, according to The Dallas Morning News.

The Morning News on Thursday reported that a law enforcement official speaking anonymously confirmed that neither substance was present at the April 29 event.

Jordan Edwards’s autopsy results also reportedly show the teenager did not have alcohol or illegal drugs in his system when he was shot and killed.

Roy Oliver, the Caucasian officer who fired on Edwards, has since been fired and arrested on a murder charge stemming from the African-American teen's death.

Twitter users on Thursday voiced outrage at the development, which is the latest development in the tragic series of events.

Oliver and another officer, Tyler Gross, reportedly witnessed kids carrying energy drinks and sodas during the incident last April.

The law enforcement official told The Morning News that no alcohol or drugs were found at the festivities except for an empty beer bottle tossed in a kitchen trash can.

Balch Springs police have previously said there was alcohol at the party but responders did not cite any attendees.

A woman who reportedly lived at the residence but has since moved, however, has insisted there was no alcohol present that night.

Gross and Oliver purportedly fled outside upon hearing gun shots which investigators later learned originated from the parking lot of a nearby nursing home.

Jordan, his two brothers and two friends then tried leaving while the officers were outside, according to The Morning News.

Oliver reportedly fired upon the vehicle after Gross ordered it to stop and broke its window with its gun.

Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber originally and wrongly said that Oliver discharged his weapon as Vidal Allen, Edwards’s 16-year-old brother, was aggressively backing on the officers.

Haber later admitted, however, that body camera footage from the scene actually showed the car driving forward.

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