A teen is dead after being shot by a Memphis police officer late Friday night.
The MPD officer stopped a car for a broken headlight in the 5700 block of Winchester Road. The officer issued the driver a ticket and let him go. However, the passenger in the car had several warrants for his arrest.
Darrius Stewart, the 19-year-old passenger, was placed in the back seat of the police car to verify the warrants.
Investigators said when the officer opened the back door to handcuff Stewart, he kicked the door and attacked the officer. During the fight, Stewart grabbed the officer’s handcuffs and swung them at him. The officer grabbed his gun and shot Stewart to end the fight.