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Off-duty officer will not be prosecuted by DA for teen shooting

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

The District Attorney General's Office issued the following statement on the TBI investigation of Terrence Shaw for the fatal shooting of Justin Thompson:

"On September 24, 2012, 15-year-old Justin Thompson was shot and killed by off-duty Memphis police officer Terrance Shaw.

At my request, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation and submitted their findings and reports to me.

I have reviewed the file and will not present this matter to the Grand Jury at this time. There is insufficient evidence to create a reasonable chance for a conviction against Mr. Shaw, particularly when considered with the foreseeable defense that could be raised under the evidence."

Amy Weirich
Shelby County
District Attorney General      


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