Officer charged with woman’s murder & attempted murder of a child

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SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — The officer who reportedly fatally shot a woman and tried to shoot a 12-year-old boy has been charged. Jaselyn Grant, who was off duty at the time of the shooting, is charged with second-degree murder for 29-year-old Keara Crowder’s death and second-degree attempted murder for shooting at Crowder’s son. Thursday Grant resigned from the Memphis Police Department. Deputies responded at about 5 a.m. to a home in the 4500 block of Bassett Hall Drive, where they found Crowder “lying in the front yard, bleeding.”
Officer Jaselyn Grant
Officer Jaselyn Grant
Investigators say the 34-year-old officer returned from her shift and then waited for Crowder and her son to arrive. A verbal argument escalated, and that’s when investigators say Grant shot Crowder three times. Crowder, married Grant in Illionis, was taken to Regional Medical Center in critical condition. She was pronounced dead just after 2 p.m. The 12-year-old boy was not injured. Grant was taken into custody without incident.

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