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Memphis police officer resigns after shooting boy

Associated Press • Apr 2, 2013 at 11:20 AM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis police say an officer who fatally shot a 15-year-old boy while off duty has resigned from the department in lieu of termination after an administrative hearing was held.

Authorities have said Terrance Shaw shot Justin Thompson in September during a robbery attempt. Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong has said Shaw discharged his weapon during the robbery and shot "the responsible suspect."

Police said Monday in announcing Shaw's resignation that the hearing was held Friday.

Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said in February that there was not enough evidence to pursue charges against Shaw by a grand jury.

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