Friday, October 5 2012 6:10 PM EDT2012-10-05 22:10:04 GMT
(WMC-TV) – The wake for a Memphis teen killed by an off-duty police officer is happening this evening. It will be followed by a march and prayer vigil for 15-year-old Justin Thompson. On September 24,More >>
The wake for a Memphis teen killed by an off-duty police officer is happening this evening. It will be followed by a march and prayer vigil for 15-year-old Justin Thompson.More >>
(WMC-TV) - A Mid-South mother is fighting for justice for her son.
"September 24 of 2012, last year, my son was killed on this block by an off-duty police officer, which it was the worst day of my life," said mother Shirley Thompson.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Shelby County District Attorney cleared Officer Terrance Shaw saying they found no evidence to refute Shaw's story.
Shaw told police he met Justin a month before. He claimed he saw Justin begging for money outside a convenience store and thought he was homeless. Shaw claimed he was trying to help Justin, who was killed just yards away from home.
"To me what happened, I think, that officer was trying to get my son to do something that he didn't want to do, and that's when he killed my son," said Thompson.
Attorney Mark Renken is fighting on behalf of Shirley Thompson. He says Shaw and Justin had an inappropriate relationship.
"Mrs. Thompson wants answers, and she wants justice for her son. That's what we're trying to create. That's what we're trying to find," said Renken. "When you have a professional man in his late 20s texting a 15-year-old child and agreeing to meet .... With mom not having any idea that this person exists ... or what's going on ... That is very suspicious from the beginning, and then it ended so tragically."
Renken says there is no evidence of Justin having a weapon of any kind the night he was shot and killed.
He says the TBI records are sealed, and they are not getting any information about the case. Action News 5 tried contacting Memphis police as well as Terrance Shaw, but have not received a response.
Thompson says Justin was a smart child and he took care of her as she battled colon cancer. But just like she's fighting for her life, Thompson says she's going to keep fighting until she finds out what happened to her son.
"I want closure, and that's the only way I can get into them files is to find out what happened to my son is through a lawsuit," she said.
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The search is over for the missing Mississippi 17-year-old at the center of the weekend Amber Alert. Katelyn Beard's body was found Tuesday before noon, off of Darden road, near the scene of a morningMore >>
The coroner said her body had been dumped for at least two days, and she was shot in the head.More >>
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SPARTANBURG COUNT, SC (WYFF) - Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office. DeputiesMore >>
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Labor Day weekend has a special significance for alligator hunters in Mississippi. A few days into the start of this year's hunting season, a record-setting 756-pound gator was caught by Robert MahaffeyMore >>
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Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-09-02 23:39:10 GMT
(WMC) – Memphis police are the scene of a shooting where a woman was possibly shot in the head. This happened in the 900 block of East Raines Road, near Elvis Presley Boulevard on Tuesday morning. ThisMore >>
A Memphis mother of two was shot and killed by her estranged husband outside a Whitehaven day care center Tuesday morning. More >>
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