Vigil to be held for teen who was shot by MPD officer - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Vigil to be held for teen shot by MPD officer

Justin Thompson, 15-year-old boy shot by off-duty officer Justin Thompson, 15-year-old boy shot by off-duty officer
Terrance Shaw, MPD officer who is accused of shooting teen to death Terrance Shaw, MPD officer who is accused of shooting teen to death

(WMC-TV) - A vigil will be held Friday night for a Memphis teen who was shot by an off-duty police officer.

Justin Thompson's body was found earlier in the week, on lying on the ground right at South Perkins and Winchester. At in that very spot, people will gather at 8 p.m. to remember him.

An investigation is underway,  and the police officer involved has been named. 

Officer Terrance Shaw is under investigation in that shooting. The TBI says Shaw was off-duty at the time, and may have been trying to prevent a robbery.

Investigators are looking into whether this was his first encounter with the 15-year-old boy, or if there was some prior history there.

We should learn more details about this shooting throughout the day. Please check back with wmctv.com for updates.

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