15-year-old Killed in Off-Duty Officer Involved Shooting
Update: Mayor A C Wharton has said he wants a complete review of the incident. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation will complete an independent review.
(Memphis) Memphis Police have not released the name of an off-duty Memphis Police officer involved in a shooting at Wooddale and Jenkins Monday night.
Police tell us they responded to the scene around 8 Monday night and found a teen shot.
He was taken to the Regional Medical Center where he died.
Family of the teen said he is 15-year-old Justin Thompson.
His mother, Shirley, said Justin left to walk to the store with his two brothers, however his brothers returned and he did not.
She said minutes later, she could see police lights outside of her home.
“He said your baby been shot, your baby has been shot,” said Shirley about a neighbor who told her the news.
Witnesses said they saw Justin get into a black car minutes before they heard the gunshots.
They said Justin was running through their yards telling them to call an ambulance.
Police say the off-duty officer was not injured.
They have not said how he was involved, nor have the released his name.
Shirley Thompson thinks the officer shot her son and she wants answers about what happened, “Something needs to be done about this. An innocent 15-year-old. He was innocent, a sweet boy.”