Was the shooting of Darrius Stewart justified? - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Was the shooting of Darrius Stewart justified?

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WMC Action News 5 is pushing for more information in the TBI investigation into a Memphis police officer shooting and killing 19-year-old Darrius Stewart, an unarmed teen, during a traffic stop last Friday.

The question now, was the shooting of Darrius Stewart justified?

By state law, the TBI does not have to release information about the case. However, director Mark Gwyn told reporters Wednesday that he's been in touch with the Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich and says she has agreed to release pertinent information about the case when the TBI investigation is complete. The TBI says it doesn't know how long the investigation might take.

Meanwhile, many Memphians say they're fighting for a federal agency to look into the case and wants the Department of Justice to get involved.

Stewart was a passenger in a car when police say officer Connor Schilling pulled over a car for a broken headlight. Schilling put Stewart in the back of a police car for possible outstanding warrants. A dispute later led to a fight between the two. Police say Schilling shot Stewart. He later died.

Thursday, state representative Antonio Parkinson will speak at the Frayser Exchange a Club about the killing of Stewart.

WMC Action News 5's Jerry Askin is piecing together more about the case and will have live reports tonight beginning on WMC Action News 5 at 5.

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