DALLAS (AP) — A former Texas police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of a black teenager has been indicted on two unrelated charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon by a public servant.
Former Balch Springs officer Roy Oliver was being held Friday at the Parker County jail, west of Fort Worth, on two counts of aggravated assault related to a traffic accident while he was off-duty.
Previously released information from Dallas police said Oliver drew his sidearm and pointed it at the ground after he was rear-ended in April.
The 37-year-old Oliver was fired in May and charged with murder after he shot into a moving car leaving a party, striking and killing 15-year-old Jordan Edwards.
A message left with Oliver's attorney was not immediately returned.
Texas officer in murder case faces unrelated assault charges
Jun 23, 2017 at 1:04 PM Jun 23, 2017 at 1:05 PM