Texas Sheriff Changes Story in Fatal Shooting of Teenager
HOUSTON (AP) — The Harris County sheriff is backing away from his office's earlier explanation on how a 16-year-old boy was fatally shot by deputies, marking the second time in as many days a top Texas law enforcement official has corrected the circumstances of a teenager's death.
Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said Tuesday that a statement issued last week about teens who robbed a convenience store incorrectly stated the teens fired on deputies first.
He says none of the teens fired a weapon before all three were shot. Sixteen-year-old Kendell Wilson was killed and the other two were injured.
On Monday the police chief of Balch Springs, near Dallas, said an officer fired into a car driving away from a house party, killing 15-year-old Jordan Edwards. Authorities initially said the car was reversing toward officers "in an aggressive manner."