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Edwards, 15, was gunned down by a police officer while sitting in a car full of his friends.

This week we all heard news that the Balch Springs police officer behind the killing of Jordan Edwards was charged with murder. Still many were in mourning and in sad spirits as hundreds had to say goodbye.

Hundreds including gospel singer Kirk Franklin, Balch Springs Mayor Carrie Marshall and Edwards school principal mourn and celebrate the young life that was recklessly taken away.

Via Dallas News:

About 800 people packed the church Saturday for a moving, spiritual celebration of a 15-year-old recalled as an ardent athlete and committed student, “with a humble and loving spirit.”

The 2 1/2-hour, open-casket service was punctuated by rousing interludes from a swaying gospel choir that prompted clapping and raised hands among the rows packed with bow-tied children, teens in football jerseys and women in Sunday hats.

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