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MPD officer who shot 15-year-old will not face prosecution

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Terrance Shaw (left) shot and killed Justin Thompson (right) in September. Terrance Shaw (left) shot and killed Justin Thompson (right) in September.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - The Memphis police officer who shot and killed 15-year-old Justin Thompson will not be prosecuted at this time.

According to District Attorney Amy Weirich, there is not enough evidence to prosecute Officer Terrance Shaw. The prosecutor's office says the evidence does "not create a reasonable chance for a conviction".

This announcement comes after the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation sent their findings and reports to the district attorney's office.

Justin Thompson was shot by Officer Terrance Shaw on September 24. Shaw maintains the shooting was the result of a robbery attempt.

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