Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:26 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:26:48 GMT
(WMC) - St. Luke Church of God in Christ will host its 7th annual "Back-to-School Explosion" on Friday, August 1 at 7 p.m. The event is held every August and provide school supplies and more than 250 backpacksMore >>
St. Luke Church of God in Christ will host its 7th annual "Back-to-School Explosion" on Friday, August 1 at 7 p.m.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:22 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:22:48 GMT
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(WMC)- Southaven city leaders are considering a property tax increase, and leaders say it may be necessary to keep residents safe. With more people, Southaven leaders know more crime, deteriorating streets,More >>
Southaven city leaders are considering a property tax increase, and leaders say it may be necessary to keep residents safe.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:49:55 GMT
(WMC) - Many have seen battle. Now, Memphis area veterans who need help overcoming criminal charges are getting help through Shelby County Veterans Court. We sat in on the largest "graduation" class yet. JasonMore >>
Many have seen battle. Now, Memphis area veterans who need help overcoming criminal charges are getting help through Shelby County Veterans Court.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:47:16 GMT
(WMC) - Memphis police are looking for a mother after she gave birth to a baby addicted to drugs. The baby was born on July 5 in Memphis. After determining the baby was addicted to illegal drugs, medicalMore >>
Memphis police are looking for a mother after she gave birth to a baby addicted to drugs.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:44:41 GMT
(WMC) - The Memphis Director of Public works is giving the city's new solid waste contractor an ultimatum. The city's being bombarded with complaints about poor trash service. The director is tellingMore >>
The Memphis Director of Public works is giving the city's new solid waste contractor an ultimatum.More >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) – The off duty police officer who shot and killed a 15-year-old has been involved in three shootings prior to Monday's incident.
Terrance Shaw joined the Memphis police force on October 1, 2007. In 2009, he killed a man while on duty. The shooting was ruled as justified.
Now, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating why he shot and killed a teenager Monday night.
The sound of gunshots brought John Fowler outside. He says he saw a dark-colored Nissan that was parked in front of the mailbox across the street pull away from the scene.
Fowler called 911 and flagged down the first cop car on the scene.
"And I was trying to tell the officer, ‘That's the car, that's the one I saw.' And about that time the officer looks I the car says, 'Oh yeah, I know him. He's an off-duty patrol,'" explained Fowler.
According to MPD Internal Affairs, Shaw has been involved in three different shootings while on duty.
In November 2008 and June 2011, he shot two different dogs that charged at him. Both shootings were ruled justified.
On February 14, 2009, he shot and killed Courtney McGowan.
The incident report says Shaw was trying to frisk a passenger in McGowan's car when McGowan put the car in reverse and almost ran him over.
Shaw fired four shots and killed McGowan.
Three days later, the district attorney's office declined to prosecute the case, citing quote "Insufficient evidence to rebut self-defense and/or reasonable use of force to apprehend a fleeing violent felon."
MPD ruled the shooting justified because "Officer Shaw believed that he was going to be crushed by the moving suspect vehicle and was not able to free himself from the open moving passenger door. He gave verbal commands to the driver to stop the moving vehicle as did his partner who had been struck by the vehicle. It was only then that officer Shaw fired shots at the driver."
Police say Shaw was being robbed when he pulled the trigger Monday night.
But they are investigating if it was completely random or if he had known and been in contact with the teenager prior to the robbery and shooting.
Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:10:35 GMT
(WMC) - Horn Lake, Miss. police say 26-year-old Stephanie Scott was given a summons to appear before a judge after her 6-year-old daughter was found home alone. Police say the little girl called 911 becauseMore >>
Horn Lake, Miss. police say 26-year-old Stephanie Scott was given a summons to appear before a judge after her 6-year-old daughter was found home alone. More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:19:13 GMT
(WMC) - Memphis Fire Department is on the scene where a contractor is reportedly trapped. MFD is sending rescue equipment to 1239 Whitten Road, north of Shelby Farms Park. Details about the contractorMore >>
Memphis Fire Department rescued a contractor who became trapped in a trench Tuesday morning. More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:08 AM EDT2014-07-22 10:08:09 GMT
(WMC) - WMC Action News 5 has uncovered disturbing new details of the allegations behind the rape charge against a Mid-South millionaire businessman. WMC Action News 5's Nick Kenney took the new informationMore >>
Twenty toothbrushes, eight flash drives, four guns, nipple clamps, sex toys, lingerie: those are just a few of the items seized from the property of a Memphis businessman charged with rape. More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:16 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:16:24 GMT
(WMC) – Memphis police received a call about a possible shooting in the 3500 block of Tchulahoma Road, near Winchester Road, just before 3 a.m. on Wednesday. WMC Action News 5 crews are there and sayMore >>
Memphis police are investigating a deadly shooting in the 3500 block of Tchulahoma Road, near Winchester Road. Police received the call just before 3 a.m. on Wednesday. More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:00:42 GMT
(WMC) - ANDY, WILL IT WORK? Scratch-dini = DON'T BUY!If it doesn't have color, it can't remove the scratch.That's the mantra of Bill Fowler, owner and 40-year veteran auto body expert of Bill Fowler'sMore >>
The do-it-at-home scratch-remover for cars is a big, fat DON'T BUY!More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:13:57 GMT
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(WMC) - A vehicle crashed into a person walking on Beechmont Street near Portland Avenue. Memphis firefighters and police officers responded to calls about a hit-and-run around 3:30 p.m. Memphis policeMore >>
A woman has died after a vehicle crashed into her while she was walking on Beechmont Street near Portland Avenue. More >>