On April 29, 2017, Jordan Edwards, a 15-year-old African American boy, was fatally shot by police officer Roy Oliver in Balch Springs, Texas. Edwards was shot in the back of the head while riding in the front passenger's seat of a vehicle driving away from a party. Edwards was unarmed during the encounter. The officer, Oliver, was fired from the department. He surrendered himself to police after being charged with murder on May 5, 2017.
About Jordan Edwards
Fitness model and personal trainer behind her online program Jordanke Fit. She has commanded a sizable Instagram presence with over 380,000 followers and growing.
She studied health science at the University of South Florida and became a certified personal trainer at the age of 21.
She was a high school and collegiate athlete playing volleyball, cheerleading and track. She became the high jump state champion in 2010.
She has a fraternal twin who she considers her biggest inspiration.
She and Brittany Dawn are both personal trainers who created their own fitness programs.
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