Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:55 AM EDT2014-08-20 08:55:34 GMT
(WMC) - An alert went out warning University of Memphis faculty and students of an armed robbery that happened on Tuesday night near campus. Police say two men, one armed with a handgun, took personalMore >>
An alert went out warning University of Memphis faculty and students of an armed robbery that happened on Tuesday night near campus.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:21:40 GMT
(WMC-TV) - 6-foot-2 combo guard Jimmy Whitt of Hickman High school in Columbia, Missouri picked the Razorbacks over Missouri.Whitt held more than 25 offers including one from the University of Memphis.More >>
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Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:12:03 GMT
(WMC) - Property and domestic violence crime stats are on the decline in Shelby County, but violent crime is rising. Technical problems with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations database delayed countywideMore >>
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Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:01 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:01:32 GMT
A young girl says she was standing up for her religious beliefs in the classroom after breaking a class rule.More >>
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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, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
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Friday, July 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:19:10 GMT
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Monday, August 18 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:59:32 GMT
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A DeSoto County mother is using everything in her power to try and find her missing child.More >>
Friday, August 12 2011 12:55 PM EDT2011-08-12 16:55:30 GMT
Police have charged six people Friday in connection with a meth bust in Lake County, Tenn. Brian Davis, 35, of Tiptonville was charged with possession of schedule 2 drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:59 AM EDT2014-08-19 10:59:02 GMT
An Alabama mother came face-to-face with a man hiding in her daughter's bedroom. It turns out that social media brought the two together. Police say a Huntsville mother found a 19-year-old man hidingMore >>
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Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-08-19 13:55:15 GMT
(WMC) - Residents at Leahy's Mobile Home Park are preparing to leave after receiving the final notice from MLGW that the utilities at the park will be disconnected due to non-payment on Tuesday. The park'sMore >>
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Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:14:39 GMT
(WMC) - An 8-year-old shot himself in the finger with his father's gun Tuesday. The child has been sent to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. His father was reportedly asleep on the couch, according toMore >>
An 8-year-old shot himself in the finger with his father's gun Tuesday.More >>