MPD: Teen slain during struggle over gun - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

MPD: Teen slain during struggle over gun

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A teen is dead after police said he was shot during a struggle over a gun in Whitehaven on Friday.

Police said the shooting happened just after 1 p.m. in the 4100 block Faronia Road in the Hillcrest Apartments.

Officers said a 17-year-old male was found with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene. His identity has not been released at this time.

Investigators said the suspects, one man and one woman, met with the victim to sell him a gun. During the transaction, the victim and suspects were reportedly involved in a struggle over the gun when the victim was shot. The suspects left the scene, but later turned themselves in.

Police said they presented evidence to the District Attorney’s office, where it was determined that no charges will be filed at this point.

Officers are still investigating the incident.

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