Fired Texas cop to face murder charge in shooting of boy, 15

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( CNN) A Dallas-area police officer who was fired after he shot and killed an unarmed 15 -year-old boy will face a murder accuse, authorities announced Friday.

An arrest warrant for murder was issued for former Balch Springs officer Roy Oliver, who officials announced fatally shot Jordan Edwards while the teen was a passenger in a vehicle. The shooting occurred Saturday night and Oliver was fired Tuesday.

“The warrant was issued due to evidence that suggested Mr. Oliver intended to cause serious bodily harm and commit an act clearly dangerous to human life that caused the death of an individual, ” announced Melinda Urbina, a spokeswoman for the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department.