Some cops just can’t help themselves. They have to shoot their guns at any moving target no matter how dubious they are about said target. Drunken teens? Shoot at them. One of them dies? Eh, it’s just part of the job.
Jordan Evans, 15, his brother and three friends were outside a party in Balch Springs, Texas on Saturday night. They heard gun shots. The second time shots rang out, they decided it was time to get the hell out of there before one of them caught a bullet. They loaded into Jordan’s brother’s car and started driving down the street. Shots rang out again and Jordan was struck in the head and killed not a block away.
That third set of shots was fired by police. One officer on the scene felt as though the car was driving “aggressively.” Apparently, that called for shooting at the car. The police were already on the scene because they received noise complaints about a party and there was a report of underage drinking – obviously the officer felt drunken teens called for firing his weapon because they heard gun shots from somewhere. However, neither Jordan or any of his friends had been drinking that night. They were at the party to socialize.
Evans’ parents’ lawyer, stated,
Jordan and the others in the vehicle were not the teens police had initially been called about and had not been drinking.
Police chief, Jonathan Haber, announced that the officer in question was on leave while the investigation was ongoing. He also issued a statement to the family.
On behalf of the entire Balch Springs Police Department, and the city of Balch Springs we express our deep, sincere condolences to the family. We will continue to reach out to the parents and keep them informed as we move forward from this point.
Condolences don’t mean shit when your child is dead.
Jordan Evans was a straight-A student. He had never been in trouble of any kind before this night. However, one policeman saw some black kids driving away from a party and felt as though that was cause enough to use deadly force.