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Terrance Shaw accused of rape, sodomy on Alabama A&M campus

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Terrance Shaw was arrested on the Alabama A&M campus Sunday. Terrance Shaw was arrested on the Alabama A&M campus Sunday.
HUNTSVILLE, AL -

(WMC-TV) - The former MPD officer who shot and killed a 15-year-old in September 2012, is now accused of rape and sodomy in Alabama.

Terrance Shaw was arrested on the Alabama A&M campus Sunday.

According to the university, the victim was visiting Shaw in his apartment when the attack took place.

Shaw was booked into jail and is being held on a $20,000 bond.

The shooting of Justin Thompson last year was not the first shooting Shaw was involved in while working for MPD. He was not charged in the shooting.

In 2007, Shaw killed a man while on duty. In November 2008 and June 2011, Shaw shot two different dogs that charged at him. All shootings were ruled as justified.

In 2009, he shot and killed Courtney McGowan, who, according to an incident report, put a car in reverse and almost ran Shaw over as he was frisking another suspect. The district attorney's office decided not to prosecute that case citing "sufficient evidence to rebut self-defense and/or reasonable use of force to apprehend a fleeing violent felon."

Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich says TBI agents investigated the Shaw-Thompson case over the course of several exhaustive months.

"We were left with two individuals, one who claimed one thing and one who was deceased and nothing, nothing in between," said Weirich. "He was not prosecuted because there was not enough facts. There were no facts that would have allowed us to prosecute him, to charge him with a crime."

Shaw resigned from Memphis Police Department in April.

Weirich says the case in Memphis is closed, but it could re-open if new evidence arises.

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