- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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.”

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