Man Who Killed MPD Officer Charged With Shooting Teen

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(Memphis) A man who entered a guilty plea to killing a Memphis police officer, and who was later freed, has now been charged with a shooting that injured a teenager.

Timothy McKinney faces a list of charges including attempted first degree murder, having a gun while being a convicted felon and reckless endangerment.

During a shooting in a convenience store January 23, a teenager was shot.

The shooting happened inside the North Memphis Market at 1590 Vollintine Avenue.

A police affidavit says security cameras showed "Tim" looking in a store window then entering and arguing with a man and eventually pulling out a gun and firing.

The teen who was shot is recovering.

The affidavit says McKinney had been in an argument with the man he shot two days earlier.

In May 2013, McKinney entered a guilty plea after a second jury deadlocked and couldn’t decide whether Timothy McKinney was guilty of murdering police officer Don Williams in 1997.

Tuesday, McKinney plead guilty to second degree murder with a sentence of 15 years to the murder of Memphis police officer Don Williams in 1997.

McKinney, who had already served 16 years, was released from prison.

McKinney was granted a new trial in 2010, jury members in two trials could not make a decision which led to the plea agreement.

Williams was working a night job as a security officer when he was shot and  killed in-front of a night club.


  • Terrie

    DO YOU SEE!? My GOD the guy was OUT of jail & hrut another!! WHY DID HE GET OUT!
    As a tax paying citizen I DEMAND TO know !~!!!!!
    Fricken idiots !!!

    • T

      As a tax paying citizen, I want to know why he was locked up in the first place on thin evidence. The State could NOT get a conviction. Why did they try him 2 times after evidence was revealed that his attorney was ineffective? Why did WE pay for him to sit in prison for 15 years? And why aren’t we putting money into reform? And WHY is WREG running this bias article that will taint the jury pool? The man was arrested, he is presumed inocent until proven guilty as far as I know. But hey, this is “merica – we do trial by media, right?

      • Carmen Borden

        this is what makes him super stupid. this fool just spent 16 yrs in prison and knowing how precious freedom is, he does something like this to land himself back in prison, well he’s right where he deserves to be. and if for any reason he’s released again, the city should be well warned.

  • Greg

    The taxpayers housed and fed him for 15 years just so he could get out and try to kill again. Yes, people deserve a second chance – now get him to death row ASAP and quit wasting taxpayer money on this fool.


    We see. By the way, give your condolences to your mom and dad (if you know who they are). You remind us all that folks don’t always turn out as planned.

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