Kobe Bryant Gave an Autographed Jersey to the Brother of Jordan Edwards

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Kobe Bryant Gave an Autographed Jersey to the Brother of Jordan Edwards

The unarmed teen was killed by a police officer in Texas last month.

Published May 17, 2017

Many people were disturbed to hear about Jordan Edwards, the 15-year-old unarmed teenager who was shot and killed by a police officer in Texas last month. One of those people was Kobe Bryant.

The retired five-time NBA champion sent an autographed Los Angeles Lakers' jersey and sneakers to Edwards's brother, Kevon Edwards, who was in the same vehicle as Jordan when a cop opened fire. The Edwards brothers were leaving a party in Balch Springs, Texas, on April 29, when the shooting took place.

Bryant wrote on the jersey, "To Kevon, Do epic things! God bless. Much love!"

According to CNN, officer Roy Oliver was fired from his position and charged with murder. He was released after posting a $300,000 bond.

Salute to the Black Mamba for reaching out to Kevon and his grieving family during this rough time.

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Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Mark Sagliocco/FilmMagic)

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