Late Friday (May 5) evening, an arrest warrant was issued for former Balch Springs, Texas Officer, Roy Oliver. After a judge signed the murder warrant, Oliver turned himself in a short time after. He was later released after posting bail at the Parker County Jail. His bond had been set at $300,000.
In a statement, the sheriff’s office said the warrant was issued based on evidence that suggested Oliver “intended to cause serious bodily injury and commit an act clearly dangerous to human life that caused the death.”
Edwards’ funeral was held on Saturday (May 6) and the family urged people not to protest at the funeral. “Though we understand what his life and death mean symbolically, we are not ready to make a martyr of our son,” the family said.
Edwards is the youngest of the 339 people who were shot and killed by police so far this year, according to the Washington Post.