A white US police officer has been found guilty of murder for the shooting death of a 15-year-old African American boy in Texas.
In a rare conviction resulting from a high-profile police shooting case, a Dallas County jury on Tuesday convicted former Texas police officer Roy Oliver of murdering unarmed Jordan Edwards in April of 2017.
The teen was shot multiple times as he and his friends started to drive away from a house party in a car in the Dallas suburb of Balch Springs. They were leaving the party after hearing gunfire, which had come from another nearby location.
Edwards, a freshman honor roll student who was sitting in the front passenger seat, was killed instantly from injuries to his head.
The officer, who was not found guilty of two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon by a public servant, could face between five to 99 years in prison for the murder conviction.
“For an officer to be convicted of murder resulting…