Memphis police identify officer who fatally shot teen

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis police have identified the white officer who fatally shot a black teenager during a struggle.

He is 26-year-old Connor Schilling, who’s been with Memphis police since 2012. Police say he was relieved of duty pending the investigation, which is routine.

Police said Tuesday that Schilling was suspended a year ago for a DUI arrest. Criminal charges were dismissed, but he received 18 suspension days without pay. Police say Schilling also has one closed excessive/unnecessary force case found to be not sustained in 2013.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating the Friday night death of 19-year-old Darrius Stewart. Police say Stewart, who had been placed in a squad car during a traffic stop, attacked an officer and began hitting the officer with handcuffs, and the officer then shot Stewart. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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